The Des Moines “I Have a Dream” Foundation is always looking for creative ways to help prepare our students for success in college and careers.
This year, as part of the summer school experience, we’re hoping to form a chess club! Chess promotes critical thinking, concentration, problem solving and discipline — all skills our soon-to-be 7th graders must master.
Know chess? We’re seeking volunteer players to join our students in the classroom for an hour at a time during our summer school session.We are also seeking donations of chess/checker boards for the classroom.
Dates/times we would need volunteer chess players:
Friday, June 8th 9:45-10:30 AM
Tuesday, June 12th 9:45-10:30 AM
Thursday, June 14th 9:45-10:30 AM
Monday, June 18th 10-10:30 AM
Thursday, June 21th 10-10:30 AM
Monday, June 25th 10-10:30 AM
Thursday, June 28th 10-10:30 AM
If you are interested in helping introduce middle school students to the game, let us know!