AF4C seeks to Nationalize Chess Agenda!

America's Foundation for Chess (AF4C) has hatched an idea to promote chess as an integral part of school curricula throughout the entire country. A recent public announcement makes clear the intention and includes a video clip of the organization's aims and objectives.  Giving the misconceptions of chess, this initiative may help in breaking down the barriers by getting more parents involved.

June Rimmer, Chief Academic Officer of Seattle Public School District talked about how chess encourages critical thinking, self-esteem and challenging energy and reinforcement of basic learning skills.  She also made a veiled mention of Salome Thomas-EL's program at Vaux Middle School Program during the 80s and 90s.

America's Foundation for Chess,

The AF4C website provides further details about the organization's programs and events, one of which is the 2004 U.S. Championship in San Diego. The video clip below is yet another story amongst many studies affirming the valuable role of chess in the educational sector.

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Posted by The Chess Drum: 1 February 2004