I fell in love with Chess when I was 19. Ever since then I have been hooked. Someone once told me that if you have knowledge, it is your civic duty to share that knowledge with our children to serve the next generation. So that's what I do!
I think Chess helps kids to achieve a longer concentration span, and this counteracts the effect of technology (which reduces attention spans). The ability to concentrate and think clearly is important in educational achievement in any discipline.