The HHCF is known as a leader in education innovation. Earlier this year our Founder consulted the World Chess Hall of Fame for the record breaking Living Like Kings exhibit in St. Louis. We worked directly with RZA (Wu-Tang Clan/ American Gangster) to promote nonviolence. Kids who supplement their math studies with chess score 15% higher than those who try other methods. The martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu help kids gain self confidence and gain a higher level of physical fitness and self esteem. We teach chess and life skills to kids so they know more than just the mechanics of the game. We add themes that superimpose positions on the chessboard to social situations in life and business. The jiu-jitsu class will give them self-defense fundamentals. However, chess and jiu-jitsu classes are expensive. So many parents are unable have their kids learn either. For many parents the idea of a class that would teach kids both is simply beyond the range of their pocketbooks. This is where you come in.
Reaching our 10k goal will allow 50 kids to take a 12 week session. The grades and emotional well being of the students will be tracked and documented in a short video. You will be able to see the direct impact of your donation.
Our goal is to scholarship local kids in here and train them in chess and life strategies and jiu-jitsu. Your donation will make sure they have the space, the jiu-jitsu gi (what they wear while training) teachers and tutors needed to take them to the next level.Most of the kids I’ve worked with are from tough areas. The bulk are Black and Latino but we work to help everybody we can. In the HHCF we know that the power of and team, is in its diversity. We plan to build our program in the facility first and then spread it across Oakland the the rest of the bay (and the country really). Our previous programs have been in San Francisco, Hayward, and San Jose. These classes will be held in our new Fremont, HQ.
Simply put, American education has been in a state of emergency. Many of our schools and families are broken. Some of our children are being fed right into juvenile hall by corrupt judges. Basically, folks are investing in the failure of our people. I’m asking you to help me counter that by supporting HHCF so we can help kids do better in school and in life on the streets. Once the intitial 10k has been raised we will put out a special press release and add a section to our site www.hiphopchess.com that lists your name and your brand on our site, honring our commitment to working with HHCF to help pave new paths to eduction and peace. Read what educators and others sayabout HHCF.