Playing chess may just seem like a whole lot
of fun to the kids playing, but they are actually thinking
their way to success! Children are naturally drawn to the
fun and challenging game of chess, especially when they learn
the Academic Chess way.
Founder, Eric Hicks, was a special education kid in elementary
and high school drop out with a 1.4 GPA. After devoting
a summer to chess and becoming a tournament chess player,
Eric decided to give school another wack. Enrolling in Junior
College, Eric found that his entire critical thinking process
had changed, and he was able to breeze through Junior College,
get his highschool diploma, and transfer to Berkeley where
he eventually graduated with honors!