We want to create an online, self-paced chess curriculum that is designed to be easily accessible and approachable for elementary school children. The custom design elements of the chess board, pieces, and potentially even a mascot will make our online class more appealing to kids. We aim to offer the online course mid-summer. Ideally, the digital graphics will be ready to use by June 1st.
Chess in the Schools fosters the intellectual and social development of low-income youth through chess education. Chess builds strategic and critical thinking skills, problem-solving, patience, concentration, and sportsmanship. Annually, we teach chess during the school day and after school in 40+ Title I NYC public schools, reaching 6,000 children in low-income communities. All of our services, including chess tournaments, are 100% free to all participants.