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The Future

Learning a skill for life

U.S. Chess Center teachers have provided high-quality chess instruction to at-risk youth since 1992. In that time, nearly every child we have taught completed high school by the age of 18. Two long-time students became Rhodes Scholars. Many others earned academic scholarships with dozens attending prestigious universities. We have had more than 35,000 students complete at least 15 weeks of our classes.

Our program produces students who achieve academic success, who distinguish good choices from bad, and who enter higher education and the work force with the critical thinking and social skills they need to succeed.

The District of Columbia City Council recognized our work teaching chess to young people while proclaiming "Chess in the Schools Day." Click here to see the details.

A video about us:

by Stone Soup Films

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