Chess Challenge in DC seeks to promote the academic, social, and leadership development of under-served youth in the District of Columbia. Using the game of chess, children learn to think strategically; develop self-discipline and positive social skills; and increase their self-efficacy.
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Chess changed my life completely.
Truth Hall, Coach
I like just playing; to me it’s like a sport.
Ruth, Age 13
Chess is like mental exercise.
Mehran D, Coach
The focus kids have for chess they can really take into the classroom.
James Henderson, Coach
It can really challenge you.
Evan, Age 14
Chess Challenge at LAYC
1419 Columbia Rd NW Washington, DC 20009