Chess in the Schools

Chess-in-the-Schools fosters the intellectual and social development of low-income youth through chess education. Since 1986, Chess-in-the-Schools has taught, inspired, and empowered more than 500,000 students in New York City public schools. All schools served by Chess-in-the-Schools are classified as Title I. In these schools, more than 60% of the students are eligible for free or reduced cost lunch (an indicator of socio-economic disadvantage.) Through structured classroom, after-school, weekend, and summer programs, we use chess as an educational tool to promote learning and to help young people develop skills in critical thinking and problem solving.

Headquarter Address

520 Eighth Avenue
22nd Floor
New York, NY 10018