Scenes from Chess Day at a Brooklyn school

Since 1986, Chess-in-the-Schools has taught more than 400,000 underprivileged students how to play

by Zoran Milich

Chess-in-the-Schools is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to improving academic performance and building self-esteem among inner-city public school children. Since 1986, Chess-in-the-Schools has taught more than 400,000 students in Title 1 New York City public schools.

Through structured classroom, after-school, weekend, and summer programs, they use chess as an educational tool to promote learning and to help young people develop skills in critical thinking and problem solving.

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