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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.


Orrin Hudson, founder of Be Someone Inc., calls day “a moment I will never forget.”

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News and Events

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

Honored as a President HW Bush Point Of Light

Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson was named a “Points of Light” recipient and invited with other honorees to attend the farewell ceremony following President George H.W. Bush's funeral at the Washington National Cathedral.

‘Brains Before Bullets’ comes to Chicago. Oct 28

Former Alabama State Trooper and U.S. Air Force veteran Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson is coming to Chicago for his next move. “Like many others, I’m tired of reading about violence in the Windy City streets,” he explains. “My Be Someone Inc. organization has spent the past 17 years changing lives using chess boards not fists and guns.”

Changing, Saving Lives in Salt Lake City. Nov 1.

Free public training Nov. 1 designed to teach consequences for every move. Former Alabama State Trooper and U.S. Air Force veteran Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson is on a nation-wide mission to change young lives using the game of chess to teach vital life lessons and he is coming to Salt Lake City for his next move.

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