Slide 1: Child taking on GM Maurice Ashley in simultaneous exhibition Slide 3: Child getting ready to play chess Slide 4: Simultaneous exhibition with GM Maurice Ashley

Teaching Kids to Think, Having Them Learn a Skill for Life

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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 hundreds attending highly selective universities. We have had more than 35,000 students complete at least 15 weeks of our classes.

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