EMPOWER

WHAT IS CHESS & COMMUNITY?

Chess and Community is a youth development organization that equips, exposes, and impacts youth with real world experiences through mentoring, traveling, and community service.  Our programs are designed to expand students' perspectives on life and develop them to become leaders in their communities.  Our Motto, "Think Before You Move," challenges youth to take charge of their future and become instruments for change. We offer four programs to assist youth in their expansion, while working diligently to foster positive communication and interaction within the Athens community. 

 

While chess is an important  and effective modality we use for youth development, we believe that chess alone will not help youth break the cycle of poverty and heal from generational trauma.   We give our students the chance to travel where they face new opportunities, new ways of thinking, and new experiences. They are then challenged to utilize their newfound skillsets  to avoid systemic traps they will encounter throughout life.

WHAT'S NEW

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CHESS & STEM 

Chess & Community partners with Get Stemulated, Feed by Sheep, and East Athens Development Corporation to bring Chess and STEM to East Athens community. 

Art of Debate

Chess & Community (Project Rewire) debates with Demosthenian Society.

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What is project Rewire Empowerment Zone? 

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LEMUEL LAROCHE

Mission

To empower youth through

critical thinking, academic enrichment, and community engagement 

Vision

To develop the next generation of leaders equipped to lead and impact society 

Motto

Think Before You Move.

OUR PROGRAMS

Explore the public and private programs we have to offer

DONATE NOW

Help us impact more youth!

Looking to Volunteer? Look no further.

OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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P.O. Box 48911

Athens, GA 30604

475 Huntington Rd | Suite 150

Athens, GA 30606

chessandcommunity@gmail.com

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