American Go Honor Society
The American Go Honor Society is an organisation dedicated to providing a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every individual member has the opportunity to develop skills for the game of Go, and in turn self-confidence and personal growth regardless of age, gender, location, or station. This is to develop the strength of the youth in the United States in order that they may rival the perennial powerhouses of Asian nations in go, and to establish a professional Go association in the United States at one point in the future.
Brief History of the AGHS
In 2000, a manga scanlation team brought Hikaru no Go into the English-speaking world for the first time. It became such a hit, that the team created an online go club to play with each other. But in 2002, when the manga had been completed for the first time, the members dwindled. Three high school students from different parts of North America decided to create the Sea Otters Go Club in order to promote go among youth. Their programs became so popular and the now-known American Go Honor Society was founded to help develop leadership abilities in the American youth to become the next leaders in go and the community.
They have their own group at Baduk.pro and on Facebook.
Officers of the 2016–17 period.