In order for our Dreamers to be successful, they need to learn to think strategically about how the choices they’re making today will impact their futures.
Academic coordinator Kristi Dusenbery, who is a master of finding fun ways to slip important life lessons into the classroom, came up with a great way to work on these skills during summer school: Dreamer Chess Club.
All of our summer school participants are learning the rules of the game and playing together and with volunteers from the community. The game appeals to the Dreamers’ competitive spirits and the strategy helps them grow mentally. The benefits of learning and practicing chess abound!
Many thanks to our volunteers who stopped in to play with the Dreamer students. If you’re interested in helping us for an hour during summer school, it’s easy to sign up to play!
Interested in volunteering? There are still more days in June you can join us! Just sign up here.