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.
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News, programs and events that are helping kids to Be Someone.
With the fall school break just a few days away, now’s the time to start planning some quality activities for the family. The City of Stonecrest’s Leisures Services Department and Be Someone Inc. Founder Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson are kicking off the break by partnering with the Browns Mill Recreation Center.
The “Chess for Success” program will be held virtually every Saturday, Sept. 3 to Oct. 22, with a chess tournament planned for Oct. 22. The program is open to DeKalb residents ages 8 to 18. Classes will be held 11a.m. until noon. More information, including registration details, are available by visiting
Registration is now open for the eight-week “Chess for Success” program, which will be held every Saturday from 11a.m. to 12 noon., June 4—July 23. Classes are designed for ages 8 – 18 and are free.
“Be Someone” has taught the game of chess to and counseled more than 85,000 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.