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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.


Orrin Hudson, founder of Be Someone Inc., calls day “a moment I will never forget.”

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News and Events

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

Orrin Checkmate Hudson Birthday Bash

Help Orrin Checkmate Hudson celebrate his birthday at the downtown Hilton (Hilton. 255 Courtland Street Atlanta GA 30303). 8pm to 11pm. Proceeds will benefit Be Someone Strategic Leadership Chess Camp

Free Event @ Stone Ridge Event Center

On Thursday , April  11, Orrin Checkmate Hudson, a noted youth mentor and anti-violence and peace activist, will be offering free attendence to students at Stone Ridge Event Center 1750 Stone Ridge Drive Stone Mountain , GA 30083.

Honored as a President HW Bush Point Of Light

Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson was named a “Points of Light” recipient and invited with other honorees to attend the farewell ceremony following President George H.W. Bush's funeral at the Washington National Cathedral.

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