After School Enrichment Program has been serving Catholic schools in the Los Angeles area since 2006. Chess Champions is a quality chess program that believes every child can learn to play chess. Our program strives to nurture a love for the game in the children we teach. We use weekly lesson modules, end game puzzles and playing to reinforce each lesson. We use a hands-on approach to teaching, where the children play one another, as well as the individual instructor. Each 8-12 week program culminates in a two week tournament with prizes, awards and a small party to celebrate each child’s achievements. Our instructors are Virtus trained, finger printed, insured and truly enjoy working with children. Chess builds positive habits and good sportsmanship. It also improves logical reasoning skills, patience, math abilities and concentration.