Background

Gautam Desai

I'm Gautam Desai, and I'm a sophomore at the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, as well as the founder of Kids for Chess. I myself am fortunate to have grown up with an extended family of experienced chess players, who introduced me to the game and even hired a grandmaster to teach me how to advance my skills at the game. All of these privileges, which I am extremely grateful for, allowed me to reap the benefits of the activity. However, many other kids are missing this positive influence in their lives, and the Kids for Chess organization can help them with increasing brain development, strategizing skills, and even increasing IQ. I now want to give back to the community in a way that I know will greatly benefit developing young minds, who are the next generation. In addition, I will utilize all profits from summer programs to donate to a charity which help with the needs of underprivileged children.