The Minor Threats Chess Club is made up of kids ages 3 through 15 from inner city Philadelphia. The club practices and competes year-round around Philadelphia and increasingly up and down the east coast.
While the MTCC has won many trophies over the years, we value learning and character development more than winning. Indeed, through chess, the kids have learned just as much about themselves and the world as they have about chess, and through our trips they have experienced a lot of “firsts”. It is my hope that these experiences will help them to develop into capable and confident young people who are unafraid to pursue their dreams.
I want to take 20 Minor Threats to the SuperNationals VI Chess Championships in Nashville, TN in May.
Funded by Philadelphia, PA (September 2016)