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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."

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.

Motivational speaker and chess champion, Orrin Hudson, to partner with DeKalb County Police to host Youth Summer Initiative pressrelease2

Orrin Hudson and his organization, Be Someone, have partnered with the DeKalb County Police East Precinct to host a Youth Summer Chess Initiative on July 2 in Lithonia. The program’s goals are to break the cycle of crime, violence, and poverty by changing the game and promoting peace in the community.

He Teaches Kids the Right Moves, People Magazine orrin-cover-people-thumb

A TOUGH START: Raised in a housing project with 12 brothers and sisters, Hudson was struggling in school and stealing tires - until an English teacher, James Edge, took the 14-year-old aside and started teaching him chess to give him focus.

Hudson Chess Life Magazine Cover Release December 2015 Issue  orrin-cover-chess-life

Orrin C. Hudson, the internationally renowned #1 Amazon bestselling author, founder and executive director of the non-profit organization, Be Someone(, has been named the inaugural Chess Life magazine cover contest winner. Hudson appears on the cover of the December 2015 issue, now available at

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