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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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Chess For Peace – Free Family Fun!

It's Time To Clean Up Our Street. Not next month. Not next year. NOW! Peace, positivity and purpose provide the power to "Checkmate" crime and violence.

City of Stonecrest to host free family chess class.

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.

Free 8-week Chess and Leadership Training Program

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

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