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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.

World Renowned Les Brown on Board Supporting "Be Someone"

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Be Someone inc. Offering (free!) Leadership Training Dec 23

Be Someone Inc. founder and CEO, Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson has a record of giving a holiday gift to the community he serves 365 days during the year.  2023 is no exception.  Hudson has announced a free one hour “Move With Love Leadership Training” class December 23.

Preventing Youth Violence Event

The City of Stonecrest’s Leisures Services Department and Be Someone Inc. founder Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson are kicking off the break by partnering to bring his life-sized chess board to the Browns Mill Recreation Center on Monday, Oct. 9, 10 AM – 12 Noon. Families are encouraged to attend the exciting and fun two-hour event where participants […]

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 […]

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