Chess @ The Soup Kitchen

Friday, July 12th at 3pm

HOPE Community Services

HOPE Community Service
50 Washington Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801
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A Hunger Awareness Event

HOPE Soup Kitchen

HOPE Soup Kitchen

Play chess against the 2013 New York State High School Champion Joshua Colas and raise awareness of hunger in Westchester County.

Joshua Colas

Joshua Colas, 2013 New York State High School Chess Champion

The Food Bank for Westchester estimates 200,000 Westchester County residents are hungry, or are at risk of hunger. More than half of them are seniors and one-third are children under the age of 18.

Contrary to conventional wisdom, working people are the largest segment of the population in need of food assistance, and that segment just keeps growing… they are hard working adults who have lost their jobs or are underemployed; seniors who can’t survive on their retirement incomes; the disabled, who cannot work; and children. Hunger creates and exacerbates health problems, causing deteriorating productivity. We are all impacted by hunger!

Download brochure (click here).

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Want Your Children To Succeed?

Teach Them Chess & Computer Programming!

Joshua Colas

Chess Master Joshua Colas

According to studies:

  • Chess boosts brain power in kids.
  • Chess improves IQ.
  • Chess enhances arithmetical skills.
  • Chess hones verbal skills.
  • Chess sharpens critical thinking skills.
  • Chess boosts emotional intelligence and psycho-social skills.

Bill Gates, Albert Einstein, William Shakespeare, Napoleon Bonaparte, Winston Churchill, Will Smith, Bono, and Madonna were or are avid chess players. Tennis legend and six-time Grand Slam singles champion Boris Becker said:

“I used to prepare for my tennis matches by playing chess, and it would get my mind stimulated and focused before going on court. It was essentially a mental warm-up.”

And learning computer programming has never been more important. According to Douglas Rushkoff, author of Program or Be Programmed:

When human beings acquired language, we learned not just how to listen but how to speak. When we gained literacy, we learned not just how to read but how to write. And as we move into an increasingly digital reality, we must learn not just how to use programs but how to make them. In the emerging, highly programmed landscape ahead, you will either create the software or you will be the software. It’s really that simple: Program, or be programmed.

I-CAMP is a program to teach young people skills such as chess and computer programming. I-CAMP stands for Intrinsic, Community, Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose, which are fundamental elements for building wealth and health.

Download brochure for I-CAMP (click here).

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