Metro Atlanta Chess Partners, Inc. (MACP) was founded by Thomas and Tonya Clem in July 2015, out of their passion for the game of chess and desire to improve learning in underserved youth by bridging the educational gap using the principles of chess.
We extend the opportunity to play the game of chess to every interested child and make it possible for underserved children to benefit from the effects of the game at no cost.
We teach the game of chess to youth in metro Atlanta communities and in after school programs. MACP is a U.S. Chess Federation affiliate and hosts sanctioned/non-sanctioned chess tournaments throughout the year.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
The basic skills needed to live a more productive life continue to be those of decision-making, problem-solving, critical thinking, reasoning and self-discipline. Playing chess helps children academically, which positively impacts standardized test scores.