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Scholastic Chess Initiative

Broward County Public Schools and America's Foundation for Chess have partnered for the 2014/15 and 2015/16 school year to launch the First Move Chess program.  First Move engages young minds and teaches critical and creative thinking skills through the game of chess. 

The Next Move program is a partnership between the Broward Education Foundation and the National Scholastic Chess Foundation. Teachers, mentors and community members attend a two day training in order to teach chess basics at any grade level.


First Move Chess Program

First Move is targeted to the academic standards of 2nd and 3rd grade, one hour per week, by The Chess Lady (via video).

Next Move Program

"Demystifying Chess" workshop attendees include teachers and youth workers in 22 cities from across Broward County. As a result, new school chess clubs now give hundreds of children opportunities to fall in love with chess.

Silver Ridge Elementary Family Chess Night

The following video slideshow was created of the First Annual Family Chess Night held at Silver Ridge Elementary in Davie, Florida.



Mayors' Chess Challenge 2016/17

chess-challenge-flyer-thumb.jpgJoin mayors, elected officials, and community leaders throughout Broward County in support of Scholastic Chess! Free event! Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Stay tuned for more information.

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