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Hunting Park: Chess Instructor Inspires Kids To Reach Their Full Potential

Hunting Park: Chess Instructor Inspires Kids To Reach Their Full Potential

Young children played and screamed happily at the Lenfest Center on N. 10th St in Hunting Park as Gil Motley arrived for his chess club. His infectious smile and personality captivated the space as he walked through the door to Classroom A, where his club will soon commence. As Motley entered the room, he reached […]

 By Matt Breen and Danielle Brown

Walnut Hill: Chess Club Shows Youth the Right Moves

Walnut Hill: Chess Club Shows Youth the Right Moves

Before the chess club could begin its weekly session, Nani Manion had a few brief instructions for the dozen kids gathered in the overstuffed room.Cell phones were to be kept outside; jackets belonged on the back of chairs and inside voices, please. Manion, the head of the Lucien E. Blackwell Library’s Children’s Department, returned to […]