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FREE 8-WEEK VIRTUAL CHESS CLASSES PLANNED FOR DEKALB YOUNG PEOPLE STARTING SEPTEMBER 3 Students Will Not Only Learn the Game But Will Learn a Multitude of Life Lessons
The DeKalb County Virtual Village Training Presents a new weapon of choice a Queen, a King and a Pawn , not a gun. Orrin Hudson, founder and creative director of the Stone Mountain-based nonprofit Be Someone Inc., will soon be presenting a series of 8 Saturday virtual chess classes for county youngsters ages 8 - 18. The classes will be one hour long and will be taught Saturdays, 11 a.m. to noon starting September 3 to October 22, 2022. The free program will culminate October 22 with a chess tournament followed by an awards program.
Hudson presented a similar program this summer that was well attended and met with considerable success. What makes Hudson's program unique is that while teaching youngsters to play chess he is using the game's principles to also teach life lessons that are so important to young people today.
For example, Hudson stresses there is a consequence for every move we make, whether it is on the chess board or in life. He teaches young people to think ahead before they act. One of his key motivational messages stresses the importance of education and responsible behavior: "Pants up, head up, grades up, never give up."
Sandra Petgrave is a DeKalb County mother of six children. Her three boys attended the "Keeping Children Safe" chess program this summer and she was completely satisfied. "Mr. Hudson mentored my three sons," she said, "and taught them valuable life skills all while learning the game of chess." She added, "Mr. Hudson went far beyond [what I expected] and," she emphasized, "it was incredible to offer such a service for free!"
Hudson explained the value of the eight one-hour classes would be $1,500. "My classes are unique in teaching both the game while at the same time teaching young people to believe in themselves and how to be successful, productive citizens."
The chess champion, using his Be Someone program since 2000, has taught more than 88,000 young people, many of them at-risk youngsters, that by using their God-given minds, they can be achievers and givers, not takers in their lives. You can learn more about Hudson and Be Someone Inc.
Here’s the registration link: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=r8uyz75ab&oeidk=a07ejcyfq1ne69479be for people to register and received the Zoom link for the class.
Hudson explained this 8week program is a national model "to create peace, positivity, purpose and potential." The classes are limited to 100 participants and seats will be awarded on a first-come basis. Participants must have access to a computer and an internet connection. Here’s the registration link: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=r8uyz75ab&oeidk=a07ejcyfq1ne69479be for people to register and received the Zoom link for the class.