America’s Foundation for Chess visits St. Louis, trains teachers
Teenage kids who very much already appreciate what chess has to offer were busy downstairs at the Chess and Scholastic Center of St. Louis, enjoying the incredible U.S. Chess School camp at the club this week.
At the same time upstairs, a group of teachers who know very little about chess were being taught how to bring its benefits to their schools and their students.
Wendi Fischer, Executive Director of America’s Foundation for Chess (AF4C), was in town for the day to assist these teachers from the Archdiocese of St. Louis. They will be implementing a pilot program when classes begin in a few days, in about 15 local schools. AF4C’s First Move program is designed for 2nd and 3rd grade students and is meant to be presented one hour per week. The program has been implemented in various locations around the country; their goal is for all children to have access to chess and what it has to offer.