Learners Without Borders 2019 - Youth Chess Program in Rural El Salvador
During the summer of 2019 three of our former Learners Chess students and current high school chess leaders: Andrew, Daniel, and Quinn joined past LWB leaders Jeremy and Jack, along with Learners Chess Coach Justin for an impactful and unforgettable trip to El Salvador to build on our 2016 LWB program!
Here is a video featuring highlights from our 2019 trip to the Bajo Lempa region of El Salvador!
Meet our 2016 Team
My life has been greatly impacted by the game of chess, and I hope to be able to give back by teaching others about this game that has given, taught, and meant so much to me.
I believer this experience will greatly improve my Spanish and my chess, and will hopefully open doors for the future to come. I also hope that, with this opportunity, I will learn to help both my community and our global community. I believe we are making the world a better place by showing what a great impact chess can have on a person and a group of kids.
Please click on the button above to help me reach my goal of raising $2,500, and make this opportunity possible for all of us.
I have been a Learners student since 5th grade, and I’ve been teaching chess and helping out with Learners’ summer program since middle school. This summer, I’m excited to challenge myself while helping others in El Salvador by teaching them how to play chess. I will be developing my own teaching and Spanish-speaking skills while leaving a lasting, positive impact on the community of the Bajo Lempa region. To do this, I need to raise $2500 in order to pay for plane tickets, transportation in El Salvador, food, and other such necessities.
I appreciate a donation of anything you can give!
I am so excited to go on trip to kick off our new Learners Without Borders program! I believe this project will greatly influence our high school chess leaders and it will also have a great impact on the communities where we’ll be teaching chess.
I am excited to travel to El Salvador and share the ancient game of chess and add value to the communities and the schools of Amando Lopez and Bajo Lempa.
My personal goal is to fundraise $2,500 to fund my travel and expenses for this service trip. Can you contribute $100 or more to help me reach my goal?Thank you!
Building Off the Work of Our 2013 Oklahoma Chess Camp
From June 10-14th, 2013, weeks after devastating tornadoes hit Moore, Oklahoma, Coach Victor and Coach Doug traveled to Moore to pitch into the community relief by running a free chess camp for the kids of Moore whose families were impacted by the devastating storms.
When we took on this effort, our ABQ chess community responded with an out-pouring of support!
Learn more about our 2013 Oklahoma Trip