Some Useful Chess Resources

Play live or correspondence chess at chess.com also, a similar but less used site, chesskids.com. Both of these sites also have helpful programs to practice tactics, learn openings, and improve your game.
Here. They organize a weekly chess club on Wednesdays in Santa Fe and sometimes organize tournaments.
Awards from the Andy Nowak youth chess fund can be used for chess tournament travel, chess equipment at your school, and other chess education and competition related purposes.
The United States Chess Federation is the official, not-for-profit US membership organization for chess players and chess supporters of all ages and strengths, from beginners to Grandmasters.