4301 Sarr Pkwy, Stone Mountain, GA 30083

From 9am until 12pm

At Stone Mountain Middle School

4301 Sarr Pkwy, Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Free. All students must be accompanied by an adult (no drop-offs)

Tangela D Kimber / Tangela_D_Kimber@dekalbschoolgsa.org or 678-676-1029

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!

Noted youth mentor and anti-violence activist Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson will use a life-size chessboard to bring life lessons to students in Akron.

By learning to outthink the competition, Hudson says these young people will learn to respect others, think before they make dangerous moves, and give more than they take.

Hudson, founder of Be Someone (www.BeSomeone.org), is an Air Force veteran and  former law enforcement officer. He has been awarded the prestigious FBI Director’s Community Leader Award, and, since the year 2000, his program has brought 55,000 students the life-affirming message of “Peace, Positivity, and Purpose.”

Be Someone supporters have included Jane Fonda, Tyler Perry, Steve Harvey as well as other celebrities. Hudson has also appeared on Good Morning Americathe CBS Early Morning ShowCNN, and FOX & Friends and has been the subject of articles in USA TodayEssence MagazineSports Illustrated for TeensJetBlack Enterprise and Time Magazine for Kids. Finally, Hudson appeared on the cover of Chess Life, the world’s most widely read chess magazine.

Hudson’s life-changing message to urban youth is:

  • Get Your Heads Up!
  • Get Your Pants Up!
  • Get Your Grades Up!
  • and Never Give Up!

He says he won’t stop until he has reached at least one million students with his life-changing messages. Hudson was dubbed the “pied piper of positivity” by CNN for coaching his students to a statewide chess championship and three citywide chess championships.