Fun with Chess Learning Systems with STEM/JavaScript Component Benefits®

Youth Development Systems, Inc. (YDS) is a community-minded supplemental education company that improves critical thinking through the Fun with Chess Learning System® (FwC). FwC provides basic and intermediate chess training and teaches computer and JavaScript basics. 

FwC improves academic, social, and career success for most students, including those with executive skill deficits. Students in underserved communities must deal with alternative truth, fake news, social media, worsening poverty, health, and safety/violence issues. Students require confidence, analytical, and decision-making skills to successfully navigate that environment. Exposure to computer and Java Script basics will give students a building block for competing in a global STEM-driven economy. 

Chess training makes analysis, planning, and decision-making almost second nature. Most students, however, do not gravitate to chess. So, we created a chess curriculum that uses avatar narrated videos, leaderboards, and real-time interaction.  

We have also integrated JavaScript basics lessons to make chess training more attractive and fun. Students will be able to modify and customize their versions of an online chess app. 

Our unique patent-pending chessboard design at makes it easier for all beginners to learn chess. As explained at, we include many features that give students the additional repetition and memory ques some may need to develop these skills. These benefits distinguish FwC from other onsite, online and virtual chess training systems

Please visit, Call 800-906-9759 Ext 1, or email for more information or a demonstration.