Orrin Hudson runs a nationwide non-profit organization called Be Someone that teaches urban youth how to make better decisions in life to get better results. His first partnership for his newest initiative is with the DeKalb County Police East Precinct in the metro Atlanta, Georgia area.
Be Someone was founded in Atlanta in 2001 by Mr. Hudson, who credits the game of chess of teaching him important life skills that put him on a path to success growing up. Mr. Hudson now uses chess to promote self-esteem and analytical thinking in at-risk youth, while teaching them honesty, responsibility and patience. Mr. Hudson, who has been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, and in People Magazine, has touched the lives of more than 50,000 kids through his program.