Chess for Successhttp://www.chessforsuccess.org
Chess for Success is much more than a recreational, after-school club. It's an intervention and educational support, provided at no cost to families, that closes the achievement gap for economically disadvantaged and minority children ages 5 to 14. Through learning chess, students develop high-level critical-thinking, problem-solving, and life skills that improve self-esteem, behavior, and academic performance, including attendance, grades, and test scores. Long-term, our goals include improving high-school graduation rates, participation in STEM programs and careers, and college/workplace readiness, ending the cycle of poverty for at-risk youth.