Spotlight: ASAP's Elementary Chess League

It's midway through January, and the regular season chess league matches are winding down while competition for the chess championships is heating up! Your loyal blogger took a trip out to Sheppard Elementary school yesterday to bring you the latest on the last elementary-level chess match of the season. In addition to hosts Sheppard, teams from...

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The Chess Queen of Katwe, Uganda, Visits 9Queens!

 Today we have a guest post from our Chess Support Coordinator, Dyresha Harris, about a fantastic event ASAP hosted last Saturday.

The Chess Queen of Katwe, Uganda, Visits 9Queens!

"On Saturday, December 1, Phiona Mutesi, 3-time Women’s Junior Chess Champion of Uganda spoke to a rapt audience of about 45 aspiring girl chess-players, parents, and coaches about her incredible journey from the s...

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Upcoming ASAP Trainings

ASAP is always looking for new club leaders! Remember, if you want to start a club in your neighborhood, you can fill out a form at General volunteer trainings are ongoing and are followed by an initiative-specific training. Upcoming dates for those are:
Debate, 11/8, 5-7 at the University of...

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ASAP Debate Captains Deconstruct the Presidential Debate

It's always nice to combine what ASAP does after school with what is going on in the wider world. Yesterday, the Philadelphia Scholastic Debate League team captains gathered for a special event to discuss the presidential debates. Though all but one of the students were ineligible to vote, all were still extremely invested in both the debate and...

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Hello, and welcome back!

ASAP's blog is back from hiatus! With all of the things we have going on, it's great to be able to share them with you. This year, ASAP's blog will be brought to you by me, Reni (questions? comments? drop me a line at  rellis at I'll be updating as much as I can so you can hear all about what ASAP has going on!

Our Scrabble,...

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