Orrin Hudson, Founder, Be Someone, Inc., A DotCom Magazine Exclusive Interview

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    About Orrin Hudson and Be Someone, Inc.:

    As Seen on Good Morning America, the CBS Early Morning Show, CNN, FOX & Friends!

    Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson is a former Alabama state trooper, Air Force veteran, and world renowned chess champion. He is the author of the #1 Amazon best seller, One Move at a Time, How to Win at Chess and Life. He is a captivating speaker/facilitator and is the founder of Be Someone, a Georgia-based nonprofit which provides a youth-focused leadership skills development program on how to win in life using the game of chess. His formula – using the chess board – teaches that for every move that is made, whether it is playing the game or living as a contributing citizen, there is a corresponding positive or negative consequence.

    Hudson has traveled across America successfully providing his unique, exciting and engaging curriculum to over 88,000 young people. Support for the organization has included Jane Fonda, Tyler Perry, Steve Harvey as well as other celebrities. He has also appeared on Good Morning America, the CBS Early Morning Show, CNN, FOX & Friends and has been on the cover of the world’s largest chess magazine, Chess Life and People. Hudson and his Be Someone organization has also been featured on The Tom Joyner Morning Show, in USA Today, Essence Magazine, Sports Illustrated for Teens, Jet, Black Enterprise and Time Magazine for Kids.

    Hudson’s ultimate vision is to serve one million at risk students using his motivating mantra: “Get Your Heads-Up!!, Pants-Up! and Grades-Up!, and most of all, to “Never Give Up! – No Matter What!”

    In 2001, Orrin C. Hudson, whose methods were inspired by the game of chess, founded Be Someone, which 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 children in underserved communities.

    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 Be Someone.

    “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 making a change:

    “This is less about chess and more about building character. Love, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Patience, 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. Really, Be Someone is priceless. After all, it is the moral development of the whole child that will determine their success in life.”

    When you do noble things, you help out other people and society and it makes you feel good.