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Veteran State Trooper Teaches The Game of Life Through Chess

Veteran State Trooper Teaches The Game of Life Through Chess

Orrin Hudson, a veteran state trooper, has founded an organization called Be Someone. This organization teaches at-risk children proper life strategies using chess as a metaphor.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) January 6, 2006

Orrin C. Hudson is a soldier on a mission to help at risk children make better decisions in life using a very unusual weapon: a chessboard. Through his nonprofit organization Be Someone, the former Alabama State trooper, Dale Carnegie Success School Graduate, and national chess champion travels around Atlanta to area schools teaching kids the game of life using chess as a metaphor. "Everyone can be someone if they make the right moves," says Hudson during his workshops.

Hudson founded the organization in 2001, after hearing about a robbery at a Wendy's restaurant in which seven people were murdered for $2000. "People heard about that and went about their business," said Hudson. "I heard about it and couldn't sleep." Since then, Be Someone has mentored over 16,000 students, and has had amazing success in increasing students' grade point averages, classroom participation and attendance.

Hudson hopes his program's success will inspire others to volunteer their time and money to his organization. "When good people fail to act, evil prevails," said Hudson. "Get in the game. You can be a part of changing the world one move at a time."

Be Someone's mission is to teach troubled youth strategic thinking skills and better life strategies through the game of chess. To learn more about the award-winning programs at Be Someone or to donate online, visit www. besomeone. org.

Be Someone, Inc. 

Contact: Janice Davis

7148 Stonebrook Ln. 

404 578-5278

Lithonia, GA 30058

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