WHAT WE DO

Helping youth develop a ROC solid foundation.

ROC CLUB

Receive supplies, training and ongoing support from ROI to launch and maintain weekly site-based chess clubs and leadership activities at your local library, faith-based organizations, or community center.

ROC ACADEMY

Improve your chess skills while also developing personally through activities focused on community building, goal-setting, collective action, decision making, self-discipline, resilience, and resource management.

ROC LEAGUE

Participate in our culture and community-focused tournaments at businesses and institutions of higher learning. Tournaments will include workshops, resource fairs and interactive keynotes.

WHO WE ARE

ERNEST LEVERT JR.

OUR STORY

The Royal Oak Initiative (ROI) was founded in 2014 to sustainably equip under-served populations with the education and the resources needed to eliminate personal and economic challenges as obstacles to kineticizing their greatest potential. Beyond the benefit of developing critical and strategic thinking, ROI seeks to use chess as a fun and challenging foundation for stimulating growth in the areas of citizenship, stewardship, and leadership.

GET INVOLVED

LAUNCH A SITE

Start a ROI club in your local community!
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GIVE A GIFT

Help us achieve our goals in supporting our community.
Donate

VOLUNTEER

Get involved with ROI and sign up as a volunteer.
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CONNECT WITH US

Stay informed regarding the work we are doing in the community and receive periodic updates about our programs and events.