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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.

World Renowned Les Brown is on Board to supporting Be Someone!

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News and Events

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

Chess for Success: Free 9 Weeks Chess and Leadership

Registration is now open for the nine-weeks “Chess for Success” program, which will be held every Saturday from September 4 to October 30, with a chess tournament planned for October 30, 2021

Be Someone Day at Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club

The world-class chess champion will be returning to the club at 1471 MLK Jr., Drive, on Sept. 2 with his life-sized chess board to once again teach kids strategies for success through the game of chess.

Learn How to Play Chess in a Fun and Educational Environment

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."

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