New York public school students from CES 70 in the Bronx are National Chess Champs. This news clip was originally aired on 5/23/2000 on NY1. Topics: chess, Chess-in-the-Schools, Inner City Chess, Urban Chess, CES 70x
News clip originally aired on 11/15/99 on WNBC-TV News about the New York City public school students from Middle School 180 in the Bronx. The chess students are in a league of their own when they represent chess in a different light from the norm. Topics: chess, Chess-in-the-Schools, Inner City Chess, Urban Chess, MS 180x
New York City public school students from Middle School 118 in the Bronx go to Russia in 1998 to compete in the World Youth Games. This video was aired on 7/24/98 on CNN Topics: Chess, Chess-in-the-Schools, World Youth Games, MS 118x
Chess-in-the-Schools is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to improving academic performance and building self-esteem among inner-city public school children.
Chess-in-the-Schools alumni will:
Be analytic thinkers
Be motivated learners
Be critical problem solvers
Think before they move
Take pride in their accomplishments
Be graceful winners AND losers
Since 1986, Chess-in-the-Schools has taught, inspired, and empowered more than 400,000 students in Title I New York City public schools. 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.