Mission - Vision - Core Values
Since we started, our organization has changed and expanded, but one thing has stayed the same: our mission is to help children develop skills for success in schools and life through learning chess. By raising our funds we're achieving bigger goals each year.
To help our mission, we encourage you to join our team and become part of our tournaments. Each child gets free t-shirt and free chess set to play!
Vision Statement: Metairie Chess Academy provides youth of all backgrounds and abilities a powerful framework for success in school and life through the sport of Chess.
An educational program that uses chess
Value process over outcome – not just about winning
Inclusive – no pre-requisite skill, ability, or achievement required for participation
Universal – chess is relevant to everyone regardless of background or ability
Accessible – resources are used to promote equitable access in underserved schools and communities
Data-informed – programs are monitored, evaluated, and adjusted for continuing improvement
Empowering – youth and communities
Appreciative – value the contribution of teachers, volunteers, partners, and donors
Fun –success and effort are celebrated