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.
Orrin Hudson, founder of Be Someone Inc., calls day “a moment I will never forget.”
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On Thursday , April 11, Orrin Checkmate Hudson, a noted youth mentor and anti-violence and peace activist, will be offering free attendence to students at Stone Ridge Event Center 1750 Stone Ridge Drive Stone Mountain , GA 30083.
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.
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.”
“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.