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.
Be Someone Inc., the local organization that uses the game of chess to teach life lessons to young people, has announced a free training session open for families, Saturday, September 29, 10 a.m. – noon.
Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson will join radio personality Tom Joyner and his All State Family Reunion Labor Day weekend event in Kissimmee. Orrin, founder and CEO of Be Someone Inc., will be using his life-sized chessboard to teach young people and their family members that success is accomplished “one move at a time.”
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.
“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.