CFS Game Changer Expo 2022 April 24th - 30th

Chess for Success is a youth wellness program that works to provide youth of all backgrounds and abilities a holistic framework for success in school and life. We use chess instruction and play to improve the academic, social, and personal skills of school-aged children. Our Game Changer Expo is our annual, week-long exhibition where we invite the community into our story and allow them to see and hear how we impact Oregon and SW Washington youth. We host several events throughout the week, bringing together supporters, families, and students from our programs. We invite our clubs to compete in a regional cup, where teams participate in activities that reflect our values of focus, friendship, and fun. Guests will also get the chance to engage with the teams. In addition, the teams will be given time to discuss how their programs have strengthened collaborations, connections, and confidence within their communities.  

Were pround to host three regional cups in Portland, Hillsboro, and Salem. We will also be doing a live streamed virual expo highlighting the impact CFS is having on the community as well as a Tillamook regional house party.

CFS Regional Cups

We will be hosting 5 club teams for 4 different challenge stations. Challenge stations will consist of the following:

  • Team Speed Chess

  • Team Chess Puzzle Course

  • Teamwork strategy game (Maze)

  • Team building game (Mindfield)


Teams will compete against each other for points towards winning the regional cup for that club to keep during the following progam year. During the cup challenges we will also have open chess games and lessons played and taught by our CFS kids. We will also have food, a cup presentation ceremony and a presentation on what we are doing in the community. This is sure to be a bunch of fun so come hungry and ready to get to know more about our organization and these great kids.

Tillamook House Party

This house party will be held at one of our very own board members beach houses in Tillamook. During this time we will have cocktail style refreshments and food and will be doing a meet and greet with our Executive Director, board members, and full time staff. This is a great opportunity to meet the team, and get to know more about our organzation and what we do in rural Oregon.

CFS Virtual Game Changer Expo April 27th @5:30pm

For this year's CFS Game Changer Virtual Expo, the theme is "Looking back, moving forward." It will be a one-hour livestreamed event to demonstrate the positive impact these programs have on the community. We as an organization are growing and expanding our services to the youth in order to provide a more holistic program for kids to grow. Come to this event and learn what we have been doing and what we are planning to do in the future. We will have everything from stories from Chess for Success alumni, to exciting news about opportunities for how the community is and can partner with us in this great work. To view our live stream go to our YouTube channel at and click the subscribe button and bell button for notifications. You can also watch the live stream by going to and liking our Facebook page at You will get notifications on when the live stream is starting.

You can also click the link below to watch the YouTube live stream.