The Seattle Go Center supports Go Clubs in the schools, and organizes up to four Youth tournaments a year. This is in addition to teaching young players for free at the Center on Tuesdays from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. (walk-in), and Thursdays 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (class for teenagers and adults). We also will offer private instruction for youth on Sundays, for a fee. For more information on private classes, please email Jon Boley
School Go Clubs (last updated May 20, 2013)
In the Spring of 2013, there is a Go Club meeting at Sacajawea Elementary (Seattle), and the Bellevue Korean School. We are also teaching a weekly class during the school day in 6 classrooms at McDonald Elementary, Seattle. After school clubs that may start up in the fall of 2013 include the Evergreen School (Shoreline), the McDonald International School (Seattle), the Kimball Elementary (Seattle), the John Stanford International School (Seattle), and Hamilton Middle School (Seattle). The South Shore P-8 strategic games program at Kids Co. includes Go. All of these clubs are associated with the after-school programs at their schools. Other schools that have had go clubs in the recent past include Roosevelt High School (Seattle) and Meadowdale High School (Lynnwood).
The Go Center is very interested in starting up more school go clubs. We find that this process usually this takes two leaders – a Go instructor and an in-school organizer. We can usually provide the instructor from among our Go Center staff and volunteers, but it is best to have a Go club organizer who is already involved with the school. The organizer might be a parent, staff member, or older student. They do not need to know how to play Go; willingness to contribute some time to starting a Go club is sufficient. In addition to an instructor, The Go Center can provide starter equipment, and help with after-school program applications. Since we are a 501(c)(3) public charity, we can also do fundraising, pay instructors, and pay employment taxes.