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Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson To Offer Free Life Skills Workshop Addressing Youth Violence on April 3

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STONE MOUNTAIN, GA – A series of news headlines have blasted across metro-Atlanta over the past few weeks, offering a disturbing pattern involving teens in metro Atlanta: 

“16-year-old boy killed, 2 other teens shot near Atlanta fair”

“Teen arrested on murder charges after police say he shot 9-year-old to death” 

 “5 shot, 1 stabbed, teen killed in separate violent incidents in Atlanta overnight” 

“5 teens arrested after shooting, armed carjacking, police chase through metro Atlanta  

 “16-year-old charged after car dealership security guard is shot and killed” 

Orrin Hudson, founder and executive director of the nonprofit, Be Someone, said such senseless violence shatters not only victims' lives but also those of the perpetrators and their families. The community, Hudson said, must collectively stand up and stop the violence by doing more to reach out to youths. 

On April 3, 3 to 6 p.m., Hudson is hosting a free life skills workshop aimed at helping youths to make positive decisions at school, at home and in the community. The leadership workshop, which will be held at Hudson’s Be Someone Stone Mountain training facility, takes place on National Good Deeds Day and is dedicated to the memory of those whose lives have been impacted by the recent teen violence in metro Atlanta, Hudson said.