The goal of the Ascension Youth Chess Program is to share the passion for the game of chess, in a positive environment which promotes Christian values. Chess is a very effective mind training activity, and a great educational and motivational tool. Studies show that chess improves academic performance, strategic thinking, consideration of alternatives, and social skills.
All boys and girls, Grades Kindergarten - 8th, are eligible for participation in the CYC Chess Program if the child's family is a registered Member of Ascension Parish, lives within the Ascension Parish boundaries or attends Ascension Catholic School (unless your parish does not have a program).
The CYC Chess program is based by school grade level
Ascension Chess T-shirt included
All current chess participants should create a free Lichess account for onlline Tournament participation
Once you have created your child's account, please enter the Lichess ID Name on the class spreadsheet
may sign up to volunteer during their child's classes. Click the link below to view the signup.