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