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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.

Chess and Leadership Camp

June 4, 2018 through June 8, 2018, 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.

6th Annual DeKalb County School District Chess Club

At this upcoming workshop, Hudson will share with parents a wining mindset and skill set that their child needs to be the Champion God made them to be!

Former state trooper teaches students.

Saturday, April 14, 2018 noted youth mentor and anti-violence activist Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson will use a life-size chessboard to bring life lessons to students in Akron, Ohio. This event will be sponsored by NLP Aqua Solutions and The Limitless You. 

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