We’re working with the following organizations to maximize our impact:



Volunteen NationCuyahoga County Public LibraryChessKid


6/2/16 – Chicago Public Schools Square off in Chess Tournament (Fox 32 Chicago)

8/27/15 – A Chess Advocacy Initiative (chess24)

5/21/15 – UChicago Chess Club Teaches Local Kids How to Checkmate (Chicago Maroon)

11/8/14 – 2014 Cleveland Scholastic Chess Open Recap (TV20 Cleveland)

11/4/14 – Cleveland Alphas host Colas, Black (The Chess Drum)


Andrew Carnegie Elementary School (Chicago Public Schools) Award

The Prospect’s 20 under 20: 20 Incredible Teens Changing the World 

VolunTEEN of the Month

Youth Service America Community Partner for Global Youth Service Day

A World At School Global Youth Ambassador

We’ve been recognized by the United States Chess Federation and many Grandmasters/International Chess Masters; here’s what a few of them have to say about what we’re doing:

“I’m impressed that someone of your age is taking the initiative to promote the game. It’s an encouraging sign. The more people we have out there, the better it is for the game. You are a spokesman.” – International Master John Donaldson

“I think you are doing society a great service.” – International Master Cyrus Lakdawala

“I think what you’re doing to promote chess is great.” – Grandmaster Maurice Ashley

“Sounds like you all are doing a great job; I’d be delighted if everyone could spread the benefits of chess like you guys are doing!” – International Master Jack Peters