The Chicago Cops & Kids Chess Initiative promotes non-violence and positive relationships with youth and police.
Founder David Heiser has brought the benefits of chess to over 30,000 children in the Chicago public schools. See David’s photo and short biography below.
The Cops & Kids Chess Initiative reaches 18 Schools and 270 5th-12th grade students with 25 weekly classes between October and March, holds two chess tournaments, and hosts one grand year-end event!
Some of the 32 Chicago Police Officers who participated in the Cops & Kids Chess Initiative.
David Heiser (above left in photo), the President and Founder of Chicago’s Renaissance Knights Chess Club, has 30 years of combined expertise within law enforcement and nonprofit management, developing innovative programs that enrich the lives of Chicago’s youth, while engaging them in positive community relations.
David also serves as the Chess Advisor to the Chicago Public Schools’ Academic Chess programs.
In the summer, Chicago Cops & Kids sponsors a 3-week camp for 20 high school students and a 2-week camp for 35 5th-8th graders.
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Chess Rules For Students is a workbook for students learning the game of chess and for beginning students returning to the game. No previous knowledge of chess is necessary. Parents unfamiliar with chess will find this booklet a valuable guide to their child’s new interest.
Chess Rules For Students is designed with students, coaches, and parents in mind. Reading level is appropriate for grade-school use. All major rules of chess are covered, and algebraic notation worksheets are included. Each page is in easy-to-use worksheet format.
A student-friendly Answer Key makes self-correction fun!
“Knight Checkmates King!”
Checkmate! Ideas For Students is a workbook for beginning and intermediate students. Checkmate! covers the tactics used in checkmate attacks with clear explanations, diagrams and arrows to pinpoint the key features.
Unlike many other basic checkmate books, Checkmate! categorizes the checkmates by the tactics used to force the checkmate–like Pins, Sacrifices, Removing the Guard, Attraction, Clearance and Attacking Flight Squares–rather than only the checkmate pattern itself.
The worksheets and Answer Key are clear and simple for the student to use, and easy for the parent, teacher and coach to correct! Fun!
“Profiles Face-Off in King’s Shadow”
Chess Tactics For Students contains 434 carefully selected problems in worksheet format.
Chess Tactics has been extensively field tested with elementary, middle-school, and high-school students over a four-year period. This book is ideal for independent seat work as well as for homework and classroom instruction.
The worksheet format and Answer Key enable self-correction with minimal dependence or direct help from a chess teacher, coach, or parent.