Chess-Lesson-5Teaching Kids the Skills to Be Someone

Be Someone, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that uses numerous tools, including the game of chess, to promote self-esteem, responsibility, and analytical thinking among at-risk kids.

The mission of Be Someone is to build character, hope, and inspiration so that kids can set and achieve lifetime goals, realize their full potential, and, yes, Be Someone.

Be Someone was founded in 2001 by Orrin C. Hudson, whose methods were inspired by the game of chess. “Making Every Move Count” refers to the belief that success in chess and success in life require the same fundamentals, including concentration, self-esteem, problem solving skills, and discipline. Be Someone teaches kids the practical skills and techniques to overcome obstacles in life, illustrated through the best and most intellectual visual aid: the chessboard.

We hear a lot these days about crime and violence in some of our local schools and communities but unfortunately news about the good things seldom gets any attention. Today Orrin C. Hudson is intent on making a change.

“This is less about chess and more about building character. Love, honesty, respect, responsibility, andpatience, are five character traits that are essential to success. If we have the brightest children in the world and they don’t have character, the schools have failed them and this nation has failed them. Be Someone’s message is priceless because it is the moral development of the whole child that will determine their success in life”, says Orrin.

When you do noble things, you help out other people and society and it makes you feel good. It is a win-win situation. When the person you help out is a child that has a full life ahead of them the results of your efforts can return exponential rewards to society. Orrin’s dream is to instill self-esteem in our children, teach them to think, and to develop their minds in all areas. He makes them understand and fully aware of the message of “Be Someone“: Knowing he can make a difference in someone’s life brings him great satisfaction. Orrin believes children hold the keys to the future success of our society.

If Be Someone’s message and mission resonate with you, please help us to reach more kids by donating whatever you can – no amount is too small.