Wilsonville Chess Clubs
The Rotary Club of Wilsonville partners with the Wilsonville public schools to provide students the opportunity to engage in playing the game of chess. This program started with a chess program at Boones Ferry Primary School, and today it includes Boones Ferry Primary, Lowrie Primary, Boeckman Creek Primary and Wood Middle School.
Currently over 100 children participate in these Wilsonville Chess Clubs each year. The program meets once a week for an hour at each school. Usually each session consists of 15 minutes of instruction and 45 minutes of open play.
Chess has shown to help develop critical thinking skills, greater ability to focus, improved attention span resulting in stronger academic performance, patience, concentration and a focused attitude.
Interested in helping? We always need volunteers. You do not need to know how to play chess, but it would help. Some of our volunteers have learned how to play along with the students. If you would like to volunteer for one hour per week, contact Steve Perry using the form below. Please select “Wilsonville Chess Clubs” from the pull-down menu.