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Free Community Back-to-School Event

On Saturday, August 5, 2017, noted youth mentor and anti-violence and crime activist Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson will use a life-size chessboard to bring life lessons to students in Stonecrest at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, 7850 Stonecrest  Lithonia , GA.30038

Leadership Chess Camp

Orrin Checkmate Hudson, “Master Motivator Teacher and Mentor”, will hold his annual Chess Leadership Camp from July 17,  through July 21 in Stone Mountain, Georgia. This week long leadership camp will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with early drop-off and late pickup available.

Marshal’s Office Youth Empowerment Initiative

The Richmond County Marshal's Office, in partnership with Tabernacle Baptist Church, and in an effort to help empower our youth, is excited to bring youth mentor and anti-violence activist Orrin "Checkmate" Hudson to Augusta on June 30.  

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