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July 19th, 2008 Saturday, 9:30am - 3:00pm
George Price Center, Belmopan
This symposium was designed to introduce the many of the attributes of the “Chess In Belize” primary school chess program and the benefits the program will provide to your school and your students.
Special Guest Speaker: Jennifer Shahade
Jennifer Shahade is a Women’s Grand-master, coach, writer and two-time American Women’s Chess Champion (2002, 2004). In 2005, she published her first book, Women in the Ultimate Intellectual Sport. She is the editor of uschess.org, the United States Chess Federation’s official website. In her coaching career, Jennifer Shahade has made a point of focusing her efforts on girls and inner-city youth. From 1998-2005, she worked with Chess-In-The-Schools, a
Jean Hoffman is the co-founder and executive director of the 9 Queens non-for-profit organization. Jennifer and Jean: co-founders of 9 Queens.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from
Ella Anderson holds 3 Masters Degrees culminating in Education and Administration, holding the position of In-School Program Director for N.Y. based Chess In the Schools program before founding the Belize National Youth Chess Foundation and the “Chess In Belize” primary school program which now extends to over 400 students in over 40 primary schools through out
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and scientists, that teaching Chess as a motivational and educational tool, increases I.Q. and increases development of learning and life skills.
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Pictures from the event:
before the event- banners made by the local volunteers:Presentations:
Award Ceremony: Jennifer received the chess board signed by all the children who she was playing that day at simul:
Awards of the Coaches of the Year presented by Jennifer Shahade:
Jennifer made a life long impression on our kids, who had a rare opportunity to play against her in the simultaneous game: she was friendly, down to earth, encouraging and ..everything what you wish to see from a real role model for kids.
Picture of all the coacehs, parents and players from the simul game:
We hope to see Jennifer Shahade coming back to Belize again!