Where Baltimore Plays Chess.
We are passionate about supporting Baltimore City youth as they learn and develop their skills as lifelong chess players. We apply tactics and the lesson of the game to how these same practices can impact our students’ everyday lives, making it much more than just a game.
Chess has the power to capture the focus of individuals, even amongst a worldwide attention deficit.
Christina Heffner - Executive Director
Our Program at a Glance
Baltimore Kids Chess League, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that exists to promote scholastic chess educational opportunities in Baltimore City that foster skills necessary for overall academic achievement.
Our Core Values
BKCL offers a ready-built chess club system that includes trained coaches, materials, competitions, and partnerships to enhance the chess experience for Baltimore youth.