Free After School Chess Clubs

The Chicago Public Schools and Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation, in partnership with the Chicago Police Department, are excited to bring to these school the many educational benefits of learning chess to students through our COPS & KIDS CHESS INITIATIVE. The after school chess clubs give students the opportunity to have fun while making it easy for them to learn play. Students are taught the fundamentals of chess, its rules, how each piece moves, and they learn to apply chess tactics, strategies and problem solving that have been proven to transfer to academic, social and life skills.

Students also have the opportunity to be a part of the school’s chess team and compete in tournaments throughout the school year.  Tournaments include the Cops & Kids Chess Tournament, the Greater Chicago Championship, and the CPS Regional Playoffs & Championships.

Cops & Kids Chess Clubs

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“These young guys are playing checkers. I’m out there playing chess.”

Kobe Bryant