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For Teachers and Educators: Special Free Offer & Chess Grants!
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For Teachers and Educators: Special Free Offer & Chess Grants!

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Hello to all primary and secondary school teachers and educators! We've got two exciting updates for you in this blog post. Whether you're an individual teacher looking to set up a chess club, or you're wanting to get every kid at your school a ChessKid membership, read on!


Free Gold Student Accounts!

Interested in starting a chess club at your school? Looking for more resources to help you? Don't worry, ChessKid has got you covered. We're offering FREE gold accounts for students, giving them access to tons of amazing resources to grow their chess knowledge and skills!

ChessKid is offering classroom teachers 20 free gold student accounts to help you set up an online chess club. Additionally, teachers will receive virtual training on using the program and teaching chess using the seamless and straightforward Classroom Planner tool.

discovery middle school chess club kids playing chess
After-school chess club / Discovery Middle School, Madison, Alabama

This offer is for new subscribers or first-time users of ChessKid. There is no deadline to apply, so when you are ready to start a chess club, ChessKid will be here to help. 

Read more about other chess club ideas you can implement & start your kids' chess journey by completing the registration form

Additional resources and testimonies:

gold Chess enhances STEM skills

gold Creating a chess classroom

gold "Chess in School for Everyone!" - GM Elshan Moradiabadi, ESL Chess Program


2022 ChessKid Grants for Schools!

For the third year in a row, ChessKid is offering free gold ChessKid accounts for every student at your elementary school. If you're a school system administrator (usually a central office administrator) who can answer questions on the application about the number of students at each elementary school, this grant is for you.

grant winner metro nashville school playing chesskid
2020 ChessKid Grant Winner students participating in Hour of Chess Week / Metro Nashville School

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have recognized the disruption and challenges school systems across the country face. Through this grant program, we can assist school chess programs so kids can continue their chess activities during the school year and through periods of virtual learning.

There is no deadline to apply, but we recommend registering as early as possible or no later than June 1, 2022, if you want to start free access for your students in the 2022-23 school year.

Read this article for more details and information & submit an application form. 

See how last year's grant winner won.

Helpful resource: Check out ChessKid's YouTube channel to find interesting tactics and chess videos you can implement into your lesson plans.