project leader
Pam G
774 Halsey Street
(Bedford Stuyvesant)
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the project

The program will fill a need for enrichment for elementary age students by introducing them to the game of chess. Educators cite research showing that chess helps students develop analytical thinking, set goals, concentrate for extended periods and learn to delay gratification.  The program will provide an opportunity for students to learn and enjoy chess.  As the program will take place in April, May and June, graduates of the program can continue to play together through the summer months,  A long range goal is to generate community enthusiasm for the program in order to raise funds to provide a school wide chess program at PS

the steps


  • Meet with the Assistant Principal, PS 5 to develop a process for student recruitment
  • Develop recruitment materials
  • Distribute recruitment materials
  • Select students
  • Contract with chess teacher(s)
  • Run chess classes
  • Conduct chess tournament and community barbecueAssist chess teachers


why we're doing it

The goal of the project is to introduce chess to students and create a community of chess enthusiasts who will become regular visitors to the garden.  The program will enrich elementary age students by developing their analytical thinking, goal-setting and concencentratiun skills.


Disbursed Budget 7.10.18

Stipend for chess teacher-$400
Supplies- $16.39
Raised = $451.00
less ioby Platform Fee waived
less ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $21.48
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $13.14
Total to Disburse = $416.39

Original Budget

Stipend for chess teacher-$825

Chess supplies: $100


T-Shirts $150

Tournament prizes $100

Tournament trophies-$150

Chess books-$175

SUBTOTAL = $2,000
ioby Platform Fee $35
Donation Processing Fee of 3%  $60



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