Mission: To help elementary-school children enhance their academic, organizational and social skills by providing high-quality after-school programs in Claremont Unified School District neighborhoods.
In five neighborhood programs, CLASP provides safe, fun, friendly, and supportive settings for academically at-risk children from all of Claremont’s public elementary schools, so that they may gain the academic guidance and personal mentoring they need to be successful in school and in life. The programs offer homework help, recreation, enrichment activities, and healthy snacks for two hours per day, three days a week. Transportation is also provided at four of our centers.
CLASP is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization that collaborates with the City of Claremont and Claremont Unified School District, as well as local businesses, nonprofits, and regional foundations. Individual donations are a major portion of CLASP’S budget.
We appreciate your interest in CLASP.
Fall 2020 Update on CLASP:
Last year 303 volunteer tutors worked with 134 students until mid-March, when the schools and our five tutoring centers moved to online learning. In April, CLASP pivoted to a pilot program—CLASP CONNECT. Fifteen tutors met with fifteen students by phone, Facetime and Zoom. The result? These students, who were struggling with online learning, received the social, emotional, and academic support they needed while we ironed out the wrinkles. The lessons we learned in the spring have led to a more ambitious CLASP CONNECT program for the fall with training sessions and follow-up support for tutors working one-on-one with 40-60 students, through Zoom. CLASP will begin on September 28.
Without my tutor I would probably get my homework done, but I wouldn’t understand it.
CLASP is a real life changer. Before I was in CLASP I would never do my homework but when I entered the CLASP tutoring I started doing my homework.
I love my tutor because when I come into the classroom ….I am the happiest person on earth, because when I don’t know how to do it, she teaches me in a way that nobody else does.