Our Vision & Values

Hillcrest Tournament

Vision Statement: Chess for Success provides youth of all backgrounds and abilities a powerful framework for success in school and life.

Mission Statement: To help children develop skills for success in school and life through learning chess.

Core Values:

  • An educational program that uses chess
  • Value process over outcome – not just about winning
  • Inclusive – no pre-requisite skill, ability, or achievement required for participation
  • Universal – chess is relevant to everyone regardless of background or ability
  • Accessible – resources are used to promote equitable access in underserved schools and communities
  • Data-informed – programs are monitored, evaluated, and adjusted for continuing improvement
  • Empowering – youth and communities
  • Appreciative – value the contribution of teachers, volunteers, partners, and donors
  • Fun –success and effort are celebrated