The Hip-Hop Chess Federation needs your help in getting 50 scholarships for youth in the HHCF Mind Over Matter mentoring program. This is a 12 week program created to give American youth of all backgrounds (7-17 years old ) tools to discover and actualize their life goals. This program is designed to increase student’s GPA, physical fitness and sense of purpose. Beyond that, this program will inspire youth to help others in the community as they grow in knowledge and understanding. HHCF has been featured on Good Morning America, NBC 11, Forbes and Rolling Stone.
HHCF Mind Over Matter program will teach chess fundamentals with parallel life lessons, participants will learn fundamentals of artistic expression through performing arts using Hip-Hop (dance, drawing, video and poetry) as the medium. Finally they will learn the fundamentals of self defense through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Each class in martial arts will also focus on positive social interaction methods. This will serve as a guide for them to avoid violence and promote mutual understanding.
Our Mind Over Matter program will have special guests from the chess, business, music & the arts, as well as from the martial arts communities to inspire and motivate them to actualize their ambitions. Our program was created by the Founder of Hip-Hop Chess Federation, Adisa Banjoko. He has spent the last 8 years working with underserved and incarcerated youth using these kinds of strategies to inspire and motivate them.
We need your donations to deliver this program to kids most in need in San Jose, Hayward, Oakland, San Francisco, and the surrounding areas.
The cost per child is $180.00. Our goal is to scholarship no less than 50 kids in the Mind Over Matter program.