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Why this Program Matters

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.

Juvenile courts in the U.S. handle nearly 1.4 million delinquency cases per year.

The U.S. Government spends more money on incarcerated people than on each child in the public school system.

The U.S. locks up a larger share of its youth population than any other developed country.

After-school activities for children are decreasing as schools deteriorate and city parks and recreational facilities suffer funding cutbacks.

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News and Events

News, programs and events that are helping kids to Be Someone.

2018 Black CEO Conference Invites Orrin Hudson

Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson, author of One Move At a Time, How to Win at Chess and Life (#1 Amazon best seller) and founder of Be Someone, Inc., will speak at the Black CEO Conference 2018 to be held at the Westin Dulles Airport, Herndon, VA, February 22-24.

Free leadership workshop

Stone Mountain— On Saturday, March 17, noted youth mentor and anti-violence activist Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson will use a life-size chessboard to bring life lessons to students in metro Atlanta at the Be Someone Training Center. By learning to outthink the competition, Hudson says these young people will learn to respect others, think before they make […]

Spring Break Chess Camp

Be  Someone’s Annual Spring Break Leadership Chess Camp Helps Atlanta Inner City Youth to “Be Someone” ATLANTA — Orrin Checkmate Hudson, “Master Motivator Teacher and Mentor”, will hold his annual Spring Break Leadership Chess Camp from Monday, April 2 through Friday, April 6, 2018 in Stone Mountain, Georgia. This week long leadership camp will be […]

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