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.
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Stone Mountain's Orrin "Checkmate" Hudson, founder and CEO of Be Someone Inc., recently returned from attending the World Chess Tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and he can't wait to start using the game to enrich the lives of DeKalb County senior citizens.
Registration is now open for the nine-weeks “Chess for Success” program, which will be held every Saturday from September 4 to October 30, with a chess tournament planned for October 30, 2021
The world-class chess champion will be returning to the club at 1471 MLK Jr., Drive, on Sept. 2 with his life-sized chess board to once again teach kids strategies for success through the game of chess.
“Be Someone” has taught the game of chess to and counseled more than 50,000 at-risk youth with a goal of reaching a million. Chess demands creative thinking and that critical thinking ability can become the difference between a life on the streets and a life of success.