Newark Chess Club


The Newark Chess Club is a mentorship program whose goal is to transform the lives of Newark youth. We teach strategic theory and thought through chess, create mentor/mentee relationships for adults and children, produce the Newark High School Chess Tournament, and provide a safe space for people of all ages to enjoy playing chess in an environment specifically designed for the development of the youth, the engagement of the mind, and the advancement of the game. The Newark Chess Club is a 501(c)3 nonprofit mentorship program founded in 2009 in Newark, New Jersey.

Our mission is to transform lives by building critical thinking skills in children. We use chess as the bonding activity to build a lasting relationship between a mentor and a mentee, and we use chess to teach children how to make better decisions. For questions, please contact Darryl Scipio, Esq.

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Newark, NJ

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