Chess is a game steeped in tradition, concentration and strategy. Yet, despite its ancient roots and stark simplicity compared to video games, more and more young people throughout Atlanta Public Schools are jumping on board. Chess clubs are thriving at Fain, Dobbs, West Manor, Usher-Collier Heights, Humphries and M. Agnes Jones elementary schools, spurred by a partnership with the Kappa Boule of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity and America’s Foundation for Chess. Kappa provides chess equipment and training, while the foundation provides a First Move curriculum that helps students develop analytical skills, academic proficiency and self-esteem.
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