With the donation of 36 chess/checkers games, Cops and Kids and the CPF have invested in the future of the kids in the Chess Club at the Fairfax Recreation Center. Chess can help build character and develop life skills, often resulting in better grades, increased self-esteem, and improved problem solving abilities. The game of chess played a part in the careers of the three June 2017 Police Officers of the Month. These three officers (shown right) now give back to the community through the Progress with Chess Program of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.
The Cleveland Police Foundation, Police Officers of the Month, and Cops for Kids are using chess for the good of the community!