Rook ‘n’ Roll Chess & Life Skills Program for Children

Children are the assets of the nation. The future of the country depends on them. And how safe the country’s future will be in their hands depends in turn on the character and capabilities that we instill, inspire, and build in them.

Elementary school children are at a critical age for the formation of essential skills and behaviors. According to numerous studies, activities of high stimulation promote not only the activity and development of the frontal lobe, the region responsible for higher-level thinking, through the rapid increase in the amount of neural connections, but also allow for their emotional and psychological maturation.

The complex game of chess is known to foment the growth and development of indispensable abilities, including patience, diligence, critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making in young minds. Moreover, these benefits are regarded as a gateway to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

We run multiple initiatives, from taking care of the education and healthcare of underserved children and providing growth opportunities to running various school chess programs in the community. The Rook ‘n’ Roll Chess & Life Skills Program is run in various schools in collaboration with volunteers from St. Mark’s School of Texas and other Dallas institutions.

We work with young minds in a safe, happy, and comfortable social environment to accelerate the progression of their psychological, emotional, and mental capabilities, improving their abilities to concentrate, follow directions, plan ahead, and succeed in school and in life.