We want to share our chess curriculum with kids beyond the confines of the NYC classrooms where we currently teach. By creating an online, self-paced chess course that is accessible to elementary school kids anywhere, we can empower the learning of more children. We hope to have the course ready to offer by mid-summer, so ideally, the slide template design(s) will be complete 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.