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Join the Baltimore School Chess Project!

Enrollment in the Baltimore City Chess Project means that your school will be part of a citywide league, which currently involves more than 60 Baltimore public schools. As a member of the Chess Project, your school will be provided chess education materials, chess instruction for teachers, and chess sets. In addition, students from your school's chess club will be eligible to participate in BKCL tournaments and the Citywide Tournament each May. Students are also eligible to compete for scholarships to attend summer chess camp. Teachers who volunteer as after-school chess coaches receive an annual stipend.

School enrollment begins in the Fall of each year. Deadline for enrollment this year is October 10, 2010. Only a limited number of schools are eligible for enrollment each year, so enrollment is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Principals should first identify an enthusiastic teacher who is willing to conduct an after-school chess club at least one hour each week for 20 weeks. Each club must have at least 10 students (we have had some with up to 100!) and student attendance must be documented. A teacher who can engage parents as active participants in the club is ideal. Teachers do not have to have prior chess knowledge or experience, as training sessions are an integral part of this program.

If you are a principal or teacher in a Baltimore City Public School and want your school to share in Baltimore's growing excitement about chess, contact Steve Alpern at salpern@bcps.k12.md.us. In past years, all funding for the Chess Project was provided by BCPSS and the Abell Foundation. Please use your funds and K12Buy to generate a requisition to pay the BKCL annual membership fee.

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