Kidsburgh: Teen Helping Underprivileged Kids By Teaching Them Chess

Kidsburgh: Teen Helping Underprivileged Kids By Teaching Them Chess


. RESEARCH SHOWS FLAYING CHESS CAN MAKE YOU SMARTER. A TEENAGER IS WORKING BY TEACHING THEM CHESS. CHRISTINE SHOWS HOW YOUR KIDS CAN LEARN TO PLAY IN TODAY’S REPORT. CHRISTINE. ASHLEY CREATED A NONPROFIT FOUR YEARS AGO WHEN SHE WAS 14- YEARS-OLD JUNE FIRST AND SECOND IN OAKLAND FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO LEARN. FOR 1500 YEARS THE GAME OF CHESS HAS CAPTIVATED KIDS. KID ARE EMBRACING IT. FOR ACTIVITY, WE PLAY EVERY TIME WE COME HERE. I WAS ACTUALLY BLOWN AWAY AT HOW MANY KIDS QUICKLY ADAPTED AND WANTED TO PLAY CHESS AS OPPOSED TO BEING ON THE SCREEN. ASHLEY FELL IN LOVE WITH CHESS WHEN SHE WAS FOUR. WHEN YOU’RE GIVEN A CERTAIN SITUATION, WHAT YOU MAKE OUT OF THAT IS A POSSIBILITY. ASHLEY CREATED A CHESS STRATEGY BECAUSE SHE WANTED TO GIVE ALL KIDS AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN CHESS. ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT MAY NOT BE ABLE TO AFFORD PAID CLUBS AND CAMPS. ALL WHILE SHE FINISHED. YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS? IT IMPROVES CONCENTRATION, PROBLEM SOLVING, MEMORY, CREATIVITY AND EVEN READING SKILLS. TO ME, IT’S ALL ABOUT THE IDENTITY AND EMPOWERMENT AND BELIEVING IN YOURSELF. I THINK THAT THESE KIDS ARE SEEING SOME OF THAT ALREADY. THEY LEARN SO MUCH MORE ABOUT THEMSELVES. THEY GIVE OUT TROPHIES AND IT’S THAT WHEN THEY LOSE, THEY REALIZE HEY, I WAS GIVEN A REALLY HARD POSITION. ASHLEY IS NOW ORGANIZING THE LARGEST CHESS CONFERENCE IN PITTSBURGH ON JUNE FIRST AND SECOND WITH THE MASTERS COMING AND AN ALL FEMALE TOURNAMENT. PLUS TOURNAMENTS FOR KIDS OF ALL LEVELS AND LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS. SHE’S MY BEST FRIEND AND I WANT TODAY TEACH HER THE BASICS AND EVERYTHING. IT WILL MAKE THEM ALL WINNERS ALIKE. YOU CAN GET MORE INFORMATION ON THE TOURNAMENT HAPPENING THE FIRST WEEKEND IN JUNE AT THE PLAZA AND THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH. GO TO KIDSBURGH.ORG. YOU CAN FIND THE LINK EASILY AT KDKA.COM. MY SON STARTED PLAYING THIS FALL AND IT’S BEEN SO MUCH FUN. IT IS A GREAT GAME IF YOU GET ON THE HIGH END. TO LEARN, I THINK MY SON WAS SEVEN. THEY SAID THAT’S A GREAT AGE TO TEACH KIDS. YOU CAN TAKE IT TO SO MANY LEVELS. THE OTHER THING I LOVE ABOUT IT

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