President Message: From
my 10 plus years of experience, I
discovered that chess can help children of all ages do better in school as well
as develop many important life skills. Research around the world has supported
my belief. Countless studies have shown that chess can help develop critical
and strategic thinking that can be used in other areas of a child's life,
academics and social situations. According to research, test scores improved by
17.3% for students regularly engaged in chess classes, compared with only 4.6%
for children participating in other forms of enriched activities.
We hope to get many more schools to offer chess in
the schools, and colleges to offer more scholarships for chess. And we are
working to promote chess as a grassroots movement in some of the deprived
communities of Trinidad and Tobago
The mission of the K.I.D.S CHESS ACADEMY is to promote chess, with all its educational,
social, and competitive benefits throughout Trinidad and Tobago and the
Caribbean for young people of all ages, especially girls.
In more than 35 nations across the globe,
including Brazil, China, Armenia, Venezuela, Italy, Israel, Russia and Greece,
etc., chess is incorporated into the country's scholastic curriculum.
The K.I.D.S CHESS ACADEMY with this in mind, seeks to initiate many high profile tourna ments throughout the
year in order for younger girls and boys to excel through chess. The top
tournament right now is K.C.A.
Scholastic Chess Championship, soon Lesley-Ann
Nelson World Championship for Girls and Boys and the Get Smart! Play
Chess! series. All of these events will be initiatives of the Academy.
To me chess is like life itself. Chess is
combining, so many important qualities in life, such as concentration, focusing
and planning ahead and taking into account the people around you and precision
and research and psychology, and time management, and a number of other very
important life skills that we deal with on an everyday basis. I believe chess
teaches you to be more responsible.
Please join me in helping children excel in school
and in life. Thank you!
Best wishes, Lesley-Ann Nelson
K.C.A SCHOLASTIC CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2011-Inset -Candidate Master Ronnie Nelson and Chessist Of KIDS CHESS ACADEMY