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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.

Jump Start Your Family’s New Year with Orrin Hudson

Come join us for the annual “Get Smart Event” on at December 21, 2017 at Stone Ridge Event center 1750 Stone Ridge Drive Stone Mountain GA. 30083. With the new year quickly approaching, this is the perfect program to jump start 2018 and make it your family’s and child’s best year yet (even if your […]

Free Community Back-to-School Event

On Saturday, August 5, 2017, noted youth mentor and anti-violence and crime activist Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson will use a life-size chessboard to bring life lessons to students in Stonecrest at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, 7850 Stonecrest  Lithonia , GA.30038

Leadership Chess Camp

Orrin Checkmate Hudson, “Master Motivator Teacher and Mentor”, will hold his annual Chess Leadership Camp from July 17,  through July 21 in Stone Mountain, Georgia. This week long leadership camp will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with early drop-off and late pickup available.

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