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Hardly a day goes by that we aren't subjected to headlines about youngsters getting in trouble, deep trouble. We here at 'Be Someone' mourn the loss of each and every child and share in the pain caused so many families. We truly believe if we had these children in our classroom the outcomes would have been success instead of failure. Here is a list of kids in trouble. There was a better way. Read more 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.

World Renowned Les Brown on Board Supporting "Be Someone"

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News and Events

News, programs and events that are helping kids to Be Someone.

Free Community. Free. Thursday May 23 thru Monday May 27

Hudson is hosting a free event and bringing his life-sized chess board to the downtown Atlanta Hilton. Instead of celebrating his birthday during the Memorial Day weekend, he plans to empower young people by teaching them through the game of chess how to make strategic moves.

Summer Strategic Leadership Chess Camp

Unlock your child's potential this summer with our exclusive Summer Strategic Leadership Chess Camp! From June 3 to August 2, 2024, Monday through Friday, from 10 am to 2 pm, we invite your child to join us at 949 Stephenson Road, Stone Mountain GA 30087, for an enriching and empowering experience.

Be Someone Inc. Commemorates International Good Deeds Day on April 14

Be Someone Inc., led by Orrin "Checkmate" Hudson, is proud to host a family-focused event on Sunday, April 14, from 3 to 5 p.m. at 949 Stephenson Road, Stone Mountain, GA 30087. This event celebrates and honors International Good Deeds Day, featuring various leadership activities and chess lessons on Hudson's giant chess board.

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