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Homeless Boy Who Loves Playing Chess Is Now A Chess Master.

Updated: May 15, 2021

Photo credit: NBC New York

All our children need is just a chance, someone who believes in them, helps guide them along, and helps them shine.

Tanitoluwa Adewumi, homeless and living in a shelter, was only seven years old when he sat down at a chessboard in school and learned how to play. Thus, began his journey and the love of playing chess.

It is said, it takes a village to raise our children and I agree. Thanks to Russell Makofsky, who oversees the chess program at Manhattan's, who saw a need and created a GoFundMe for the family. It raised over $250,000.

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Thank you readers for having contributed to the GoFundMe page. Because of readers like you, Tanitoluwa and his family were able to move out of the shelter and into a home of their own. They also used some of the money to help others who are living in shelters.

Now ten years old, Tanitoluwa has become the 28th-youngest person in the United States to become a Chess Master.

We celebrate you, Tanitoluwa, and we are so proud of you. Keep soaring, keep shining, and keep being uniquely you.

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