NBC12 visits LCA at Varina Library

We want to take this opportunity to thank Karla Redditte from NBC12 for coming out to do a story on Legacy Chess Academy. NBC came in to observe one our classes which this time was held at the Varina Library. We were also able to share some of the history of LCA and our vision going forward. All very exciting stuff!


Looking forward to seeing the story airing next week!


Southside Regional Governor’s School Camp

I had an absolute blast working at the Southside Regional Governor’s School Camp! I had the opportunity to represent Legacy Chess Academy offering one of the activities available to the students. Words cannot describe how wonderful this experience was and how great the students were, I just know that they will all move on to do tremendous things!



Chess Club at Central Montessori

After a heartwarming amount of positive feedback from Central Montessori School, devoted member Richard Martin and myself were welcomed back to lead another eight weeks of fun filled chess instruction and activity! Ending the year on a high note, 9 students took on founder Corey Hancock in individual simul matches. Each student took home a medal that serves as a reminder of their participation in the chess program.

Our mission at Legacy Chess Academy does not end with those already familiar with the game. We pride ourselves in reaching out to children in our community. As we are aware, children are often reluctant to try different activities when their peers are not noticeably participating. We have received a great amount of positive feedback from parents and grandparents in relations to having activities that solely benefits children learning chess with others in their age range. On and off the board, we strongly believe chess is a game that provides a substantial amount of lessons that can be applied in many life situations.

– JaVonne Bowles