Be Someone has a unique fundraising opportunity.

Two supporters (Larry Dorfman and Casey Smith) of our work have pledged to match all donations to our GoFundMe page. That means any donation you can make will be tripled! This will allow us to not only continue our work but expand it in reaching young lives through the game of chess. This is huge! Together, we are making a difference! Please consider a donation by visiting this link:

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 is on Board to supporting Be Someone!

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News and Events

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

Learn How to Play Chess in a Fun and Educational Environment

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."

Moving Seniors and Children from Bored to Board through Chess.

Playing chess is a healthy and peaceful pastime for senior citizens and children. Orrin C. Hudson has come up with exciting training options to help them learn the game and thoroughly enjoy the experience. Hudson, who is widely known and respected for his extraordinary chess skills, is now offering free online chess lessons for senior citizens and children.

Unique Youth Class: Dealing with Law Enforcement

The recent George Floyd case as well as other high profile negative interactions between law enforcement and young Blacks, most often young Black males, has moved Orrin C Hudson to tap into his experience as a former police officer to offer a free, online course on how to survive if stopped for whatever reason.

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