Be Someone Inc., the local organization that uses the game of chess to teach life lessons to young people, has announced a free training session open for families, Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. – noon. The session will be held at the Be Someone training facility, 949 Stephenson Road, Stone Mountain.
The organization’s founder and CEO, Orrin C. Hudson, says he decided to provide this offer for parents, especially single moms, who need expert guidance in protecting their children from the cycle of crime, violence and poverty that has found its way into many of our communities and homes. “In two hours, I will teach the attendees how they can help their children make the right decisions even when confronted by pressure to make the wrong moves,” explains Hudson. Parents are urged to bring their children to the free training.
Hudson has spent the past 18 years teaching more than 61,000 young people they have the ability to succeed in life if they use their brains, think ahead and realize there are consequences for every decision they make. Using a chess board, often a life-sized playing surface he takes to special events, he teaches youngsters how to use their minds to make winning moves.
“Many of our communities and families are in crisis because of crime and violence and young people walking the wrong paths. On September 29, by attending this training, it will be time to say, ‘No more,’” Hudson said.
Hudson will use the two-hour session to teach parents and their children key messages such as “Pants Up, Heads Up, Grades Up, Never Give Up,” and “Make Every Move Your Best Move by Thinking Ahead.” The Be Someone founder was once a troubled inner-city youth walking a path of personal destruction. A teacher saved him by teaching him the game of chess and the life lessons found on and through the board.
“Parents need every tool they can get to save, protect and nurture their children,” stresses Hudson. “I will provide so many proven ways to do that in this short free session, that I guarantee they will leave empowered with the knowledge on how to confront many of the destructive pressures and influences they and their children face every day. I will teach them how to make the right moves.”
Free parking is available and refreshments will be served. Reservations are requested and can be made at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 770-465-6445.