Every day there seems to be more news about crime and violence in our local schools and communities. Once an at-risk high school student, Be Someone founder Orrin Hudson knows what it's like to lack direction. Today, through his motivational programs and chess lessons, he is helping thousands of kids stay out of trouble and lead successful lives "one move at a time". Watch Orrin talk about the program here.
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News, programs and events that are helping kids to Be Someone.
On Friday, Aug. 17, Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson will be live on WBRC's Good Day Alabama (8:05 CST / 9:05 EST). He will be promoting his free chess workshop with students in the Avondale Housing Project.
On Saturday, Aug. 18, noted youth mentor and anti-violence and peace activist Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson will use a life-size chessboard to share success strategies with students in the Avondale Housing Project at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Recreation Center, 529 43rd St. North. Birmingham AL
On Saturday, May 26, noted youth mentor and anti-violence and peace activist Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson will use a life-size chessboard to bring life lessons to students in metro Atlanta at the Atlanta Hilton (255 Courtland Street NE Atlanta , GA 30303)
“Be Someone” has taught the game of chess to and counseled more than 50,000 at-risk youth with a goal of reaching a million. Chess demands creative thinking and that critical thinking ability can become the difference between a life on the streets and a life of success.