Hudson graces Sport Illustrated Teen

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Orrin Hudson continues to make forays onto the biggest stages throughout the country. He is on the cover of the current Sports Illustrated Teen, the question for him is whether this will translate into the mass movement that he envisions. For the past five years, Hudson has blazed a trail across greater America pitching his “Be Someone ” campaign.

Hudson has stated that he wants to teach a millions kids around the world and has been able to spread a message of hope using chess as a metaphor. The idea is that chess forces one to take responsibility for actions and to think before making a decision. Hudson frequently tells the story of a news report of seven people in a fastfood restaurant for $2000. The former State Trooper and car salesman invested his savings and is now seeking sponsors to spread his message.

Main Site: https://www.besomeone.org

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  1. “Think Like A Champion”
    Strategic Leadership Chess Camp I

    The Think Like A Champion Strategic Leadership Chess Camp is coming back by popular demand. The June 15-19 chess was such so powerful with International Master Stephen Muhammad, Senior Master James Gwen, Orrin Hudson, Samuel Jackson and Willie Calhoun serving as the instructors.

    A lot of parents told me their child couldn’t make it in June we decided to do another one in July so July 20 -24 , 9:00 AM to 4:00PM at Arabia Mountain High School. The camp has had visitors such as Ambassador Andrew Young, Dr. Erik Fisher, five-time Georgia State Champion and Stephen Muhammad who is also a five-time state champion.

    We are teaching our young people to be the champion they were born to be our message is excellence is not enough you have to be amazing! When you’re amazing you eliminate the competition June 15 camp was featured on CBS 46 , NBC 11 alive and FOX 5 we will be featured live on CBS Better Morning July 7, 2009 @ 5:30 AM and it repeats at 6:30 AM.

    Register your child today and see why CNN calls Hudson the “piped piper of positivity.” Hudson has also been the subject of reports on Good Morning America, CBS Early Morning Show, People Magazine, USA Today and Sports Illustrated highlighting the results Be Someone is producing.

  2. “Think Like A Champion”
    Strategic Leadership Chess Camp II

    Be Someone, an Atlanta-based non-profit crime prevention program with national reach, is bringing a unique day camp experience to metro Atlanta youth. The organization’s Strategic Leadership Camp is designed to empower young people to take charge of their lives and make every move count. The camp costs $197 and will be held July 20-24,2009 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Arabia Mountain High School, 6610 Browns Mills Road Lithonia, GA 30038 Early drop-off and late pickup are available.

    Attending summer camp is a great way for parents to ensure their children use the summer to continue learning during a break from school. This camp will teach children courage, self-esteem and the skills needed to make the many difficult decisions that face them in life,” said Hudson. “Through chess, I’m able to teach children to push pawns instead of drugs and help them make the moves that will improve their future.

    Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson, founder of Be Someone, is on a cross-country mission to help at-risk youth make better life decisions using a very unusual tool: a chessboard. In 2001, Hudson learned of an incident in which seven Wendy’s employees were shot, five of whom died – for a mere $2,400. It was this tragic incident that inspired Hudson to quit his job and use his life savings to found Be Someone, a not-for-profit organization designed to raise self-esteem while teaching responsibility and analytical thinking skills to at-risk children.

    Now, Hudson travels the country mentoring children to value KASH – Knowledge, Attitude, Skills and Habits – over cash. Since its founding in 2001, Be Someone has touched the lives of over 20,000 students across the country and has had amazing success with increasing grade point averages, classroom participation and attendance through the mantra ‘Heads up, pants up, grades up and never give up.’

    Hudson hopes the success of Be Someone will inspire others to volunteer their time and money to this important cause. “When good people fail to act, evil prevails,” said Hudson. “Investing in the youth of today is one of the best ways I’ve found to ensure a better tomorrow.”

    The second chess camp will be held July 20 -24 , 9:00 AM to 4:00PM at Arabia Mountain High School. A chess tournament and award ceremony will be held on Friday. It is designed for children ages 6- through 19-years-old, participants will learn decision-making skills through the game of chess. Here is the syllabus:

    • The game of chess
    • Leadership skills
    • Problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
    • The purpose of emotions and how to manage them productively
    • How to maintain a positive outlook when facing life’s challenges
    • Knowledge, Attitudes Skills & Habits… and much more

    By 2015, Be Someone hopes to have made a difference in close to one million students’ lives. If you are interested in donating, volunteering or learning more about Be Someone, please visit http://www.besomeone.org.

    About Be Someone
    Founded in 2001, Be Someone is a non-profit crime prevention program aimed at the youth of America. Be Someone teaches self-esteem, responsibility and analytical thinking skills to at-risk youth through numerous tools, including the game of chess. Be Someone also offers inspirational programs for corporations and parents, designed to foster teamwork and encourage participation in the lives of children. If you are interested in donating, volunteering or learning more about Be Someone, please visit https://www.besomeone.org.

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  3. I THINK WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS A WONDERFUL THING. YOU ARE A GOD SENT ANGEL. YOU HELPED ME OUT A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO AND I THANK YOU. I THINK THAT YOU ARE ONE OF THE BEST MEN I HAVE EVER MET. YOUR HEART IS GENUINELY GOOD AND I THANK GOD FOR SENDING YOU MY WAY IN 80’S. THANKS AGAIN.

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