“Think it out, don’t shoot it out. Push pawns, not drugs – heads up, pants up, grades up!” These powerful words come from former Police State trooper Orrin Hudson, turned National Chess Champion and Motivational Speaker.
The Bad News:
540,382 kids dropped out of high school in 2006.
$60 billion in annual costs to taxpayers for prisons, jails, and juvenile detention centers,
High school dropouts are 8 times as likely to end up in prison or jail.
75% of state prison inmates and 59% of federal inmates are high school dropouts.
The Good News:
A study of 1000 young people showed that children with mentors were:
46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
27% less likely to begin using alcohol
53% less likely to skip school
33% less likely to engage in school violence
” I was tired of seeing kids make the wrong decisions,” says Hudson, author of One Move at a Time
Al Secunda of Los Angeles, author and motivational speaker has teamed up with Champion Media Worldwide, a minority owned public relations and marketing firm based in Loves Park, IL.
Champion Media partnered with Orrin because of his dedication to help make our communities safer and better. He’s already helped over 20,000 kids and my goal is to make that 1 million kids. Smith is announcing sponsorship opportunities to help local kids. Orrin and members of his non-profit organization Be Someone will visit 1 a month and put on 2 day chess training and life skills programs.
There are also sponsorship opportunities. The sponsorship for a 2 day event each month for the next 12 months is $150,000. For more information please call Robert Smith at 815-633-3375.