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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.

Orrin will live on Good Day Alabama. Fox News.

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.

Free workshop at Avondale Housing Project

On Saturday, Aug. 18, noted youth mentor and anti-violence and peace activist Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson will use a life-size chessboard to share success strategies with students in the Avondale Housing Project at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Recreation Center, 529 43rd St. North. Birmingham AL

Teaching Youngers To Put Brains Before Bullets. Atlanta

On Saturday, May 26, noted youth mentor and anti-violence and peace activist Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson will use a life-size chessboard to bring life lessons to students in metro Atlanta at the Atlanta Hilton (255 Courtland Street NE Atlanta , GA 30303)

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