Sentencing young offenders to Chess for Life

The Homestretch

When young people get in trouble with the law, they might expect to pay a fine, do community service or even head to jail. But in Lethbridge, their sentence could involve playing chess. Yes, we're talking Kings, Queens, bishops and pawns. It's called the Chess for Life program. It was dreamed up by Lance Grigg, an education professor at the University of Lethbridge. It's being monitored and studied by Monique Sedgwick, a health sciences professor at the University of Lethbridge. They joined host Rob Brown on the line from Lethbridge.

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