Sacred Heart Summer Program Gives Love to the HHCF

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I am the site director for an academic camp funded by the Peninsula Bridge Foundation. Each summer we host 75 ten and twelve year olds from underserved schools in Redwood City and East Palo Alto. I am always looking enrichment programs and speakers for my kids. On July 18 this year, we had one of the best to ever visit us: Adisa Banjoko of the Hip Hop Chess Federation.

Adisa and Rahman Jamal put on a multimedia show for our kids that included YouTube music videos, martial arts demonstrations, and of course, chess playing. The best thing was that all the entertainment was wrapped around the central theme that chess is a metaphor for “patience, personal accountability, focus, emotional intelligence and understanding the consequences of one’s actions.” This focus goes right to the heart of our academic program that seeks to build students self-esteem so that they can succeed in life.

I absolutely can recommend Adisa and the HHCF to anyone interested in challenging kids to grow intellectually and emotionally through music, martial arts, and chess.


Scott McDade

Site Director SHP/SJS Bridge Programs

Atherton, CA


Its because of kind and open minded teachers like Scott McDade, the HHCF is able to reach America’s youth more effectively. We appreciate the opportunities we get to share our perspectives with the kids. If you want the HHCF at your school, hit us today at !!


About hiphopchessfederation

The Hip Hop Chess Federation fuses music chess and martial arts to promote unity, strategy and non-violence. Our goal is to improve the intellectual, cultural and artistic state of young American minds.
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