A key focus of The Sunrise Center for Excellence in Chess is offering chess classes for children in partnership with community programs. Recognizing that learning happens outside of school too, these fun and interactive chess classes are offered by sending our certified teachers to libraries, rec centers, and summer programs.
We currently have programs running at Village Multipurpose Center in east Sunrise and at the Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park library.
New classes begin Saturday, March 3 at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center (thanks, in part, to the Broward Sheriff's Office). Then on Tuesday, April 3 we will begin a new series of classes at the Dan Pearl/Sunrise Branch library as well as a new series at Village Multipurpose Center.
Click on our Events section for specific times and registration details. All classes are free thanks to our generous sponsors.
Of course, our goal is first and foremost to train people in the community to introduce chess, whether in their classrooms or in community programs. Trainings are offered as intensive workshops (there are 3 now, and over 400 people have completed at least workshop #1). Visit out Teacher Training page for more details.