Association of Chess Players of Thessaloniki - Program support - Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Association of Chess Players of Thessaloniki

Program support

The grant supports the continuation of the Chess in Schools program in collaboration with the Kasparov Chess Foundation for the academic year 2015-16. As part of this program, elementary school students will be taught chess for an hour every week after their regular school hours, as early chess instruction has been shown to significantly improve a variety of cognitive and behavioral abilities among children. The program has already been implemented in 190 schools across Greece, since 2013, with the participation of over 6,000 students.

The Association of Chess Players of Thessaloniki is a not-for-profit sports club founded in 1952, with the goal to promote chess competitively and recreationally in Northern Greece.