Kentwood Flyer 2016-2017After School Program System Our after-school program is 32 weeks long. However, at most schools we break it up into four 8-week segments designed to immerse and fortify your child in the fundamentals of chess and ChessLife Strategies™, the life skills component of our teachings. Chess Tutors is designed to teach students the value of making sound decisions. We are more concerned with developing life masters than chess masters. We use songs, stories and motivational material to invoke emotion and make the learning process enjoyable. Our chess course enhances critical thinking, analytical skills and problem solving abilities in an exciting way. We are the ones who ensure that chess makes the best first impression.