Louisville Urban League hosts all-girls chess camp

Louisville Urban League hosts all-girls chess camp


READING, AND MATH SKILLS ONE
MOVE AT A TIME. EVEN DURING THE SUMMER, A GROUP
OF YOUNG GIRLS ARE STUDYING
, LEARNING ABOUT KINGS, QUEENS,
AND BISHOPS.>>WE WANT TO USE CHESS AS A WAY
TO ADVANCE OUR STUDENTS WHO COME
THROUGH THE LOUISVILLE URBAN
LEAGUE TO BE ABLE TO LEARN HOW
TO DO MATH, LEARN HOW TO PLAY
THIS GAME THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY HARD, AND EVEN AS ADULTS
WE SAY IT IS HARD. REPORTER: BUT THESE GIRLS MAKE
IT LOOK SIMPLE. THE SKILLS THEY’RE LEARNING WILL
TRANSLATE TO MANY ASPECTS OF
LIFE, INCLUDING INSIDE THE
CLASSROOM ONCE SCHOOL BEGINS
AGAI
>>ALEGBRAIC NOTATION IS BASICALLY MOVING PIECES WITH
NUMBER ACCORDING TO IT. I’M NOT REALLY GOOD AT MATH, I’M
NOT THE BEST. SO ALGEBRAIC NOTATION HELPS ME
WITH ALGEBRA IN GENERAL.>>BUT THESE GIRLS ARE SHOWING
THAT THEY HAVE THE SKILL, THEY
HAVE THE ABILITY, AND ALL YOU
HAVE TO DO IS ALLOW THEM THE
SPACE AND OPPORTUNITY AND
THEY WILL SHINE AT IT. REPORTER: THEY SHINE LIKE
15-YEAR-OLD HAILEY MIZE WHO
COMPETES IN CHESS TOURNAMENTS,
WHICH DON’T TYPICALLY HAVE A L
>>WELL I STARTED WHEN I WAS
OF GIRLS. LIKE TEN-ISH SO SEEING YOUNGER
KIDS INTERESTED IN IT AND THEM
ACTUALLY WANTING TO LEARN HOW TO
PLAY IS JUST GREAT. REPORTER: MIZE PLAYS FOR THE
CHESS CLUB HELD AT THE URBAN
LEAGUE EVERY OTHER WEE
SHE HAS WON SEVERAL TOURNAMENTS
AND HOPES THIS CAMP IS THE
BEGINNING OF A MOVEMENT.>>I DO WANT TO TAKE IT TO
COLLEGE. GET A SCHOLARSHIP, HOPEFULLY. I JUST WANT TO HELP OTHER GIRLS
IN GENERAL LEARN HOW TO PLAY AND
THEN THEM GET SCHOLARSHIPS AND
WE ALL JUST TAKE OVER THE WORLD. REPORT

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