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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.

FOX 35 Good Day Orlando Features Tom Joyner Family Reunion Trainter Orrin Hudson

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News and Events

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

Be Someone Day

Orrin "Checkmate" Hudson, founder of Be Someone Inc., a crime and violence prevention non-profit that uses the game of chess to mentor young people, explains, "We must give our young people hope. When they have no hope, we all lose." 

Orrin performs comedy at the Basement Theater.

Join Orrin "Checkmate" hudson as her performs standup comedy with the Jeff Justice Alumni Show at the Basement Theater on Sunday, August 25.

Orrin on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. August 26. 2019

Join Orrin on Tom Joyner's nationally syndicated radio show on Atlanta Classix 102.9 FM at 6:50 A.M. EST on Monday, August 26th. If you are outside the Atlanta area check your local listing.

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