ASAP 国际象棋 helps kids make the right moves on and off the chessboard.
With more than 150 clubs and over 2,500名学生, ASAP 国际象棋 is one of the largest scholastic chess programs in the country. Through weekly club meetings and monthly competitions, students develop strategic-thinking and problem-solving skills that help them find success in chess and in life.
ASAP 国际象棋 provides equipment, 培训, and other resources to help schools, 库, recreation centers, and community sites run after school and summer chess clubs. 除了, ASAP organizes a series of events and competitions to help players hone their skills and to foster a sense of belonging for youth across Philadelphia.
If you are a youth or a parent/guardian of a student in Philadelphia who is interested in playing chess after school or in the summer, 点击这个 map to find an ASAP 国际象棋 club near you. Or 要了解更多, contact firstname.lastname@example.org 或打电话 215.545.2727 ext. 17.
If you want to start an ASAP 国际象棋 club at your school or site, 点击这里 要了解更多.
ASAP provides its club leaders with 培训, equipment, and resources to run effective chess clubs.
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From October through February, ASAP runs the Philadelphia Scholastic 国际象棋 League, a US 国际象棋 Federation-rated league with 50 school teams competing across elementary, 中间, and high school divisions. The League is open to Philadelphia public schools and transportation is provided to after school matches for elementary and 中间 school teams.
Saturday Tournaments: ASAP holds monthly Saturday scholastic chess tournaments from October to May. These tournaments are rated by the US 国际象棋 Federation and feature more than 150 players competing in beginner, intermediate and advanced sections. ASAP Saturday tournaments are free and open to the public. To learn more, contact Martin Collette at email@example.com 或打电话 215.545.2727 ext. 17.
Philly Girls Play 国际象棋: Created in 2008, Philly Girls Play 国际象棋 promote prides, encourages perseverance, and fosters community among chess-playing girls in the city. Each Spring, ASAP partners with the Drexel Institute for Women’s Health & Leadership to hosts all-girls tournament. ASAP 国际象棋 also runs a free girls summer camp to further develop the skills and camaraderie of Philly‘s chess-playing girls. To learn more, contact Martin Collette at firstname.lastname@example.org 或打电话 215.545.2727 ext. 17.
PECO/ASAP Checkmate Violence 国际象棋 Marathon: 每年, ASAP partners with PECO to hold the Checkmate Violence 国际象棋 Marathon, a two-day tournament that highlights the important role after school programs like chess play in providing safe spaces to challenge young minds and connect children to networks of like-minded peers and caring adults.
State and National Sponsorship: Through the generosity of Lindy Communities and the Lindy Family, ASAP sponsors more than 100 Philadelphia students to the Pennsylvania State 国际象棋 Championships each year. 除了, ASAP works with a variety of partners, including the School District of Philadelphia and Philadelphia 国际象棋 Society, to raise funds to help students in ASAP 国际象棋 clubs represent Philadelphia at various national championship events.
Our Players in Action
Through year-round programming, ASAP 国际象棋 builds a community of problem-solvers and strategic-thinkers
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Your Contribution Makes a Difference
provides students with Septa passes for afterschool chess competitions across Philadelphia.
supports 1 ASAP 国际象棋 student during the school year
provides professional development 培训 for afterschool club leader in chess and classroom management
supplies club equipment to one ASAP 国际象棋 team in Philadelphia.