Let's Help Kids One Move at a Time

Teaching kids about life through the game of chess…

Figuring out the game of life can be a daunting task for our youth. Learning to play chess teaches students important decision making skills, how to think about the consequences of actions, and improves their confidence. You can help reach 1,000,000 at risk kids.

"Heads up, pants up, grades up and never give up!"

That's the mantra of award winning motivational speaker Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson, whose mission in life is to help kids who want and need a way to move forward in life. As he talks about in a recent CNN video, Orrin uses the game of chess to teach the lessons of life, particularly the focus, discipline and patience required by the game – all of which can be translated to the game of life.

As a former law enforcement officer, Orrin believes that prevention is better than detention, and the currency on the planet is KASH: K for Knowledge, A for Attitude, S for Skills and H for Habits. Once a kid has KASH, no one can take it away.

Since 2,000 he’s helped over 35,000 kids develop the practical skills and techniques to overcome obstacles in life, illustrated through the best and most intellectual visual aid, the chessboard.

His goal is to reach 1,000,000 kids. You can help.

Every Move Counts

Chess players have to think ahead with every move they make. It takes patience, thinking it through, mental concentration, and focus – all of which are life skills kids need to learn. Your online donation to non-profit Be Someone makes a difference in a kids life and no amount is too small.

Want to learn life lessons chess has to teach us?

Get the first three chapters of Orrin’s book, One Move at a Time, by entering your name and e-mail below. We’ll send you the first three chapters so you can see what the kids are learning and get some great tips for yourself as well!

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Be Someone’s Summer Chess Camp has become an in demand experience for …. There are a few slots left this summer or you may choose to enter your name and email below so that we can send you information and advance notice for next year’s unforgettable chess camp experience.

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If you are interested in attending any of this year’s Summer Chess Camp sessions in Stone Mountain Georgia, contact usright away at info@besomeone.org.

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

Get your copy and help kids!

Learn the fun, easy way to play chess along with strategies to help you win at life, too, in this book that includes 7 strategies to turn beginning players into fast winners, the “smart start” for a quick advantage, and Orrin’s 20 Life Lessons you can learn from the game of chess. When you purchase a copy of this book, which will be mailed directly to you, you are helping at-risk kids as all profits benefit Be Someone. Check out the Store for more Be Someone products!