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Hardly a day goes by that we aren't subjected to headlines about youngsters getting in trouble, deep trouble. We here at 'Be Someone' mourn the loss of each and every child and share in the pain caused so many families. We truly believe if we had these children in our classroom the outcomes would have been success instead of failure. Here is a list of kids in trouble. There was a better way. Read more 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.

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Orrin Hudson to Celebrate Memorial Day ‘Birthday Bash’ Weekend by Giving Back

Taking Action To Stop Crime and Violence Orrin Hudson to Celebrate Memorial Day ‘Birthday Bash’ Weekend by Giving Back to the Community at Atlanta Hilton Hotel “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch and do nothing.” – Albert Einstein ATLANTA — Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson, founder and […]

Gadsden City Schools invites chess champion Orrin Hudson to inspire kids to Be Someone!

Gadsden City Schools will welcome master motivator and mentor Orrin "Checkmate" Hudson, founder of the nationally-known Be Someone mentoring program, which uses chess to help students learn problem-solving and leadership skills. Hudson will teach and motivate students in 5 schools.

April 5th. 90 minute Spring Break Leadership Chess Camp

This 90 minute leadership camp will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with early drop-off and late pickup available. Hudson will use his signature chess skills and abilities as he offers information, insight and advice on the importance of making every move in life count. 

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