The Jefferson County Young Professionals Network recently provided chess boards to the Barraque Bishops, a local group which mentors youth by teaching them the game of chess.


The Barraque Bishops was founded by Dr. Martha Flowers and the chess boards were accepted by Maryann Lee, owner of Indigo Blue Coffeehouse, according to a news release.


“Jefferson County Young Professionals Network is a program of the Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce, and is a group of dynamic individuals under age 45 who are dedicated to civic participation, professional and personal growth, and have a shared interest in making Jefferson County a more attractive place for young professionals to live and work,” according to the release.


JCYPN members make yearly donations to local organizations that aid in growing youth into young professionals. Members recently voted to donate chess boards to the youth group.