UPDATE 4/1: Aric has been going out there to teach the children chess. There are 3 kids that are showing an interest! Thanks so much Aric for volunteering for this great project.
UPDATE 3/20: Aric headed out to help with this yesterday. As soon as we get an update we will let everyone know how it went. Aric-feel free to post a comment or send us an email to let us know how it is going!!
Anyone interested in teaching chess to children? We have had a request from someone who works in a family homeless shelter in East Portland. They are looking for someone who can teach the children staying in the shelter how to play chess. They have procured boards and lesson plans from another nonprofit organization called Chess for Success and just need someone (whether you know chess or not) to come in twice a week from 3:30-5 ideally on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. You don't have to know chess just a desire to learn and teach. This shelter is looking for someone to come on an ongoing basis, not just a one time event. Know chess, want to learn and teach chess?? Email us firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 503-953-6018.