Our active members, who are designated Knights & Queens, experience Chess & Community through a holistic transformational experience.
THE FOUR PILLAR PROGRAM
Leadership Development & Responsibility
& Career Readiness
Service & Identity
Leadership Development & Responsibility...
YOUNG SCHOLARS (YS) is our collaborative enrichment program focused on skill confidence, leadership skills, and teamwork. YS guides youth, through a culturally relevant model, in the discovery of their personal and academic interests.
Civic Engagement & Respect...
C.H.A.N.G.E. (CHG) is our immersive civic engagement program aimed at developing good citizens. Our participants interact with local government structures and develop the skills necessary to navigate the bureaucracies that will impact their communities. Our youth are tasked with problem-solving and solution development aimed at social change through community-building activities.
Entrepreneurship & Career Readiness...
PROJECT REWIRE (PR) is a multi-organizational, collaborative program that utilizes a revolutionary collective impact strategy to prepare our participants for college, career, and entrepreneurship. Our collaborative work with College Factory, an Athens-based nonprofit organization that prepares youth for college and career, The Dunta Robinson Foundation, the charitable foundation lead by former NFL star Dunta Robinson, uses innovative and relatable methods to develop the next generation of business and community leaders.
COLLECTIVE HANDS / Service & Identity...
COLLECTIVE HANDS (CH) is our service-learning initiative aimed at engaging participants with history, culture, and the social sciences. CH also connects participants’ current cultural identity with the cultures, foods, and customs of others. Our participants travel, serve, and learn.