Help Children Transform Their Lives One Move at a Time

A Pawn’s Journey tells the uplifting story of April, a disheartened teen who is introduced to the game of chess through a mentor. In this heart warming tale based on a true story, readers will join a family tale that is common amongst all of us on raising children, managing career choices and making the most out of unexpected opportunities.  

Author and Chess National Master Elliott Neff has been helping children develop life skills through the game of chess for over 16 years. To celebrate the launch of his book, A Pawn’s Journey, Elliott is committed to bringing the joy and life lessons learned through chess to at-risk children throughout the United States. 

How You Can Help

If you represent a Title I school and would like to be considered for sponsorship, please complete this form.  

If you would like to hire Elliott Neff to come to your school for an assembly or teaching training, please contact

Where Your Gift Goes

When you sponsor a book for a teacher, classroom, club, or school, books will be sent to a Title I school in the United States. Elliott has worked with numerous Title I schools nationwide to train teachers offering chess instruction and life skills training to at-risk children who otherwise may not receive this important teaching because of their circumstance.

Elliott Neff - A Pawn's Journey

A success parable by National Master Elliott Neff

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