Girl playing chess at Your Move Chess fundraiser 2016

When Ascension and the Ferguson-Florissant School District partnered with the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis to create Your Move Chess in 2015, the goal was to provide a safe, educational outlet for kids in a community that was hurting.

Now, two years later, that effort has become a catalyst for tremendous positive change.

In a column for the St. Louis Business Journal, Nick Ragone, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Ascension, and Joseph Davis, Superintendent of the Ferguson-Florissant School District, share how the program is helping students gain confidence and want to challenge themselves more.

The second annual fundraiser for Your Move Chess will be held May 31 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis. Click here to learn more about the program or to make a donation.