Chess in the Schools program transforms children’s lives

THE BRONX — Looking for a gift for a few children in your life?

Pick up a game of chess! It's a game that changes lives.

We’re headed inside P.S. 48 to see the impact it's having on our students here in New York.

Chess in the Schools is a program taught in 48 New York Title One schools. Mr. Ron, their instructor sees the kids transform.

“Once we get them playing chess they become sophisticated.”

The nonprofit program kicked off 32 years ago and its instructors have taught over half a million New York city kids how to play chess and even compete in tournaments.

Chess, a game that can be played anywhere, teaches them problem solving, strategic thinking, sportsmanship and patience.