Everyday Hero: Chess & Community

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August 2, 2019
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My Everyday Hero is Lemuel "Life" LaRoche. He's an incredible mentor who uses his love of chess to help at risk youth in Athens. He lives by the motto of "Think before you move". Life uses chess not to foster competition but to instill critical thinking skills. Life also created a literacy class, "Chess and Climbing" events at Stone Mountain and a summer book club to help enhance reading skills. Furthermore, Life also awards scholarships for students who need assistance going into college. Life wants to empower and make kids the real kings and queens of the community. Learn more HERE.