History tells us that chess had its origins around 600 a.d. in India. Its modern form has remained virtually unchanged since the 1400s and maintains its global popularity. Such a history of survival and popularity across time, countries, and cultures speaks volumes about its success both as entertainment and in developing the human mind.
Chess trains minds in critical cognitive skills, attention, memory, analysis, and logic; all fundamental building blocks for personal growth.
Chess is a universal learning tool; it offers a rare combination of learning and playing.
Our mission is to improve children's educational outcomes and foster their social development by introducing them to the game of chess in schools and inner-city communities.