Author Archives: Jill

About Jill

Jill Keto is the co-founder of, published author, and engineer chick. You can find her on and Twitter. Jill has provided over 1000 chess kids after-school programs and tournaments.

After-School: Don’t Go Broke, Have Kids Learn Chess

It’s back to school time, and soon we’ll all be inundated with after-school offerings: soccer, dance lessons, lego club, Mandarin lessons, art club…and the list goes on. I am very fond of programs that happen right at school. No driving, … Keep reading

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5 Reasons to Play Chess For Kids This Summer

photo courtesy Giant Chess 1. Combat Summer Slide According to educational research, the average student falls one month behind during the summer months. But chess for kids keeps active the areas of the brain responsible for problem solving and critical thinking. 2. … Keep reading

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