The chess program established a tradition of bringing high quality chess education to the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Since its inception ten years ago GM Shulman has brought world class Grandmasters to the area to teach at summer chess camp. Other Grandmasters such as the US Woman’s Chess Champion Anna Zotonskih and World Woman’s Chess Champion Susan Polgar have volunteered as guest artists at chess clubs. This powerful cultural and educational  experience has excited students to excel and be proud of their skills.

Picture of GM Alex Onishuk the 2006 US Champion with students at the camp.

Chess Without Borders has also established itself as a force in the world of Youth Service of America Students have attended the UN Youth Assembly in new York and 50 students have received Presidential Service Awards for volunteering over 100 hours in one year. Through their participation in learning at the chess program students will make a donation possible towards the technology center at Project Why. This is an organization that brings education to families living in the Govindpuri slums of Delhi, India. The documentary, A Future for Meher was entered in the 2011 Emmy Awards showing the impact of the humanitarian work done through the chess program.

Students are learning chess while serving as leaders in the program becoming stars at the Youth Service of America. Their efforts are recognized through the many scholarships, honors and awards they continue to win each year.

Picture of students at the Quest Academy camp with GM Shulman

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