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Florida Trooper Uses Chess to Help Troubled Teens

A former state trooper turned chess champion was in Orlando Thursday showing how the game of chess could help turn the lives of troubled teens for the better.

Orrin "Checkmate" Hudson, who founded the " be someone' crime prevention program, uses the game of chess, to help young people make better decisions, and aim for a life of success.

"We discovered that if we teach young people to use their minds, that they can be successful, but the key you have to learn to do is to stop and think. So our message is, you can be successful if you learn to stop and think. Think it out, don't shoot it out. Push pawns instead of drugs," Hudson said.

The program also pushes the "Heads up! Pants up! Grades up!" campaign, which urges young men to abandon the saggy pants so they look more professional.

The non-profit "Be Someone" crime prevention program, has mentored thousands of students to a life of success since 2001.

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