A Cross-Country Mission To Help At Risk Youth

June 29, 2014

Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson is embarking on a cross-country mission to help at-risk youth make better life decisions using a very unusual tool: a chessboard. Hudson, former Alabama State Trooper, author of One Move at a Time and the founder of Be Someone, has made it a personal goal to visit all 50 states teaching students the game of life using chess as a metaphor.

“Due to the recent economic downturn, we have seen a rise in crime nationwide and I want to make sure that every child chooses to think it out, rather than shoot it out. It is more important than ever before to teach the youth of America that success is not measured by dollars,” 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.”

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