TFS and Hip Hop Chess Federation at Alameda County Juvenile Hall

For the week of June 20th and June 27th, TFS and Hip Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) delivered daily programming for Alameda County Office of Education’s June Intersession at Butler Academy in the Alameda Country Juvenile Hall. HHCF uses Chess and Hip Hop to teach life skills, planning and forethought, among other skill sets, which overlap and parallel with TFS core values, curriculum and TFS’ mission. TFS director Dr. Gann and TFS instructor Crystal Harrison taught beat making in several different units in conjunction with Adisa Banjoko, Executive Director of HHCF, supporting and working with the same students. This marks the first collaboration, in what will be a series of ongoing and collaborative work between the two organizations.