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The Chess Initiative & ChessMates Classic

As a game of strategy, chess has been proven to teach students to focus, think critically and creatively, and to apply math and logic to solve problems. In partnership with the United States Chess Federation and local chess clubs, the Foundation’s Chess Initiative is designed to introduce and expand K-12 Scholastic Chess programs in all of East Baton Rouge Parish School System’s elementary, middle and high schools.

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