Project CommUNITY: Students learn to play chess, play against community leaders

Project CommUNITY: Students learn to play chess, play against community leaders


YEAR LONG FOCUS ON
THE COMMUNITY
PROGRAMS AND
COMMUNITY HEROES
WHO ARE BRINGING OUR
COMMUNITY TOGETHER. WE’RE MAKING TWO
STOPS TONIGHT…. FIRST STOP: SOLEDAD
WHERE AN ANCIENT
GAME IS THE FOCUS OF
WHAT’S CALLED A NEW
WAVE PROGRAM… BRINGING CHILDREN AND
COMMUNITY LEADERS
TOGETHER OVER A CHESS
BOARD. IN THE NEW WAVE
PROGRAM..STUDENTS
LEARN TO PLAY CHESS,
UNTIL THEY’RE READY
FOR CHESS CHALLENGE
DAY WHEN THEY GET TO FACE COMMUNITY
LEADERS INCLUDING
TEACHERS, EVEN FIRE
FIGHTERS AND POLICE
OFFICERS.###
i started to realize I could develop
a cirriculum that really helped
communities get community
figures like police and fire and
political members into the
schools to bond with the students.”
BUTTED TO playing here at
school …i liked it so is
tarted
playing at home ..this is what
got me into chess THE NEW WAVE
PROGRAM WILL BE
HOLDING MORE CHESS
CHALLENGE DAYS IN MAY
FOR FRANK LEDESMA
ELEMENTARY AND MAIN STREET MIDDLE
SCHOOL.###

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