David Benjamin, Chess for Success

The Norfolk Police Department, in conjunction with The Life Enrichment Center and the Norfolk Public School System, will be providing chess instruction to at-risk children within the Norfolk Public School System. Numerous studies have demonstrated how scholastic chess instruction can significantly increase English and math test scores, build long term friendships among students, and teach valuable skills such as problem solving, analytical thinking and good sportsmanship. In addition, the creator of the program, David Benjamin, hopes that the experience will help to build lasting, positive relationships between the Norfolk Police Department and the community in which it serves.