Central Coast company that teaches emotional/social skills through chess wins startup competition – KSBW Monterey


Central Coast company that teaches emotional/social skills through chess wins startup competition

Michael Handley thought of the idea to start New Wave Programs when he was a teacher at Cesar Chavez Elementary and said he saw a rise in depression among students. He has brought his program to 800 students and 38 locations.


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NEW AT 11.. 27 BUSINESS WALKED INTO THE OTTER TANK.. BUT ONLY 3 WALKED AWAY VICTOURIOUS.. THE OTTER TANK IS PART OF THE 2019 STARTUP CHALLENGE MONTEREY BAY.. LOCAL COMPANIES COMPETING FOR INVESTMENTS. TONIGHT WE TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT HOW ONE COMPANY IS LOOKING TO TEACH SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SKILLS THROUGH THE GAME OF CHESS. 0042 05:45 “there’s something special about this game.” THE GAME — CHESS … THE GOAL… TEACH STUDENTS LESSONS THAT GO DEEPER THAN DECLARING CHECKMATE. 0042 06:15 “the real reason why we chose the game of chess is to in the social and emotional skills to kids.” MICHAEL HANDLEY SAYS HE DEVELOPED THE IDEA OF NEW WAVE LLC TEACHES FOUR YEARS AGO .. WHILE HE WAS A TEACHER AT CESAR CHAVEZ ELEMENTARY. 0042 11:13 “It was realizing the amounts of depression in students at a really young age.” REALIZING THERE WAS A NEED.. HE QUIT HIS JOB.. PUTTING EVERYTHING ON THE LINE .. TO DEVELOP THE LESSONS IN THESE WORKBOOKS.. 0042 04:58 “during that year, I really developed this idea that I could help out a lot more students a lot more schools by developing this curriculum that teaches students sustainable strategies for emotional intelligence, and I tied it into the game of chess to promote social interaction and to form long-lasting community building efforts.” SO FAR… HE’S SEEN MODEST SUCCESS.. REACHING over 800 students in 38 locations BUT FRIDAY NIGHT … HANDLEY SAYS HE WAS VINDICATED. WALKING AWAY WITH THE WINNER OF THE SOCIAL VENTURE AWARD AT THE MONTEREY BAY STARTUP CHALLENGE 0042 09:35 “We’ve put all of our money into making this a reality, so that 10,000 dollars we’re getting at this time is a dream come true.” HANDLEY SAYS WITH THE MONEY.. HE’LL BE ABLE TO LOWER HIS COST.. PRODUCE MORE WORKBOOKS.. AND BE PREPARED FOR HIS NEXT PITCH… WHEN HE MEETS WITH THE CALIFORNIA’S DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. 0046 14:40 “here in June I’m going to be presenting to all of his regional leaders for hopefully a state-wide effort for all of California after-school programs.”0042 08:56 “I have worked so hard at this, I don’t think people realize I have woken up every day before my children are awake, before my wife is awake I stay up after them working on this one singular vision to bring this singular vision to bring social and emotional intelligence in chess to as many kids as possible.”

Central Coast company that teaches emotional/social skills through chess wins startup competition

Michael Handley thought of the idea to start New Wave Programs when he was a teacher at Cesar Chavez Elementary and said he saw a rise in depression among students. He has brought his program to 800 students and 38 locations.


Michael Handley thought of the idea to start New Wave Programs when he was a teacher at Cesar Chavez Elementary and said he saw a rise in depression among students. He has brought his program to 800 students and 38 locations.

Michael Handley thought of the idea to start New Wave Programs when he was a teacher at Cesar Chavez Elementary and said he saw a rise in depression among students. He has brought his program to 800 students and 38 locations.


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