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
5:00 - 6:00pm Grades K - 2nd
6:00 - 6:30pm Open Chess
6:30 - 7:30pm Grades 3-8
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