Make The Right Move

Renaissance Knights is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to bringing the many educational benefits of chess to children and young people throughout schools in the Chicago area by providing a complete chess curriculum, enrichment programs, tournaments and events. Since 2005, we have supported over 50 chess programs in Chicago, served over 20,000 children, provided thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment and scholarships to Chicago children, schools and community groups, and sponsored chess at many special events in Chicago.

 
News

Latest press & publication coverage…

Classes

Thinking about adding chess classes to your program…

Camps

Out of school & need something to do, join one of our camps…

WGN News Clip

WGN’s Marcus Leshock checks out Renaissance Knights…


Checkmate Violence

Your gift can a transform the life of a child!…

Tournaments

Check out our line up of tournaments…

Scholastic Chess League

Inter-school competitions through weekend tournaments…

Fox News Clip

Fox News Chicago segment on Renaissance Knights…


Teacher Training

Instruction & strategies for chess in the classroom…

Tournament Resources

We are a resource for all of your tournament needs…

All-Girls National

The most prestigious tournament in the U.S. for girls under 18…

ABC News Clip 

Our sponsorship of 1 inner city school leads to National Title…


Donate

Your gift can a transform the life of a child!…

Volunteer

Get involved as a volunteer with Renaissance Knights…

Become A Member

Become a member today and help support the work we do…

Benefits of Chess Video

Studies worldwide have shown that playing chess has benefits…