One local math teacher is teaching classmates how to checkmate through his newly found business, Elite Chess.
Jeff DiOrio started Elite Chess earlier this year with hopes of sharing his expertise with the community.
Through Elite Chess, he is offering a variety of summer camps for players of all skill levels. One of them is the result of a partnership between Benedictine University and the Dupage County NAACP.
Benedictine president William Carrol wanted a way to close the achievement gap of minorities and is in the early stages of exploring scholarship opportunities for kids who learn chess through the camp.
Diorio feels that learning the game of chess helps the minds of kids in school and in life.
“I like how it allows your personality to come out in a game, but also it pushes you mentally,” said DiOrio.
Elite Chess plans to offer camps in Wheaton and Geneva by next summer. To register for the remaining sessions click elitechess.net.
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