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Benefits of Chess


Chess is one of the most challenging games in the world.San Diego Chess Academy Inc. draws from creative curriculum that uses chess as a teaching tool to strengthen academic performance in subjects ranging from math to reading. Chess has the power to motivate young people to challenge themselves and develop a positive attitude towards learning and life. It is a competitive game where young people can battle for checkmate without the violence permeating most competitive games or dominating the lives of many at-risk youth. Young persons participating in Chess Academy programs demonstrate improved behavior and academic performance.

Parents, teachers,and principals report impressive changes in student's academic performance,confidence, and outlook on life. San Diego Chess Academy Inc. seeks to achieve the following benefits for young persons who participate in chess programs:

· Improve self-esteem.
· Enhance creativity.
· Improve test scores.
· Develop problem-solving skills.
· Make learning exciting and fun!
· Build patience, persistence, and healthy work habits.
· Inspire constructive risk taking that emphasizes importance of learning from mistakes.
· Develop analytical and strategic thinking by highlighting cause and effect relationships.
· Help young persons understand the need to take responsibility for their actions.
· Bring together youth from different social and economic backgrounds.
· Destroy stereotypes based on race, gender, and age and encourage youth to respect each other's differences.

There is literally tons of information available demonstrating the benefits of chess.

Here are several interesting links:

* Chess and Literacy

*Why Offer Chess in Schools?

*News Article re: SD Chess Academy

 

 

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