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.

 

Winter, 2022 UPDATE – CLASP to open for in-person tutoring on January 24, 2022. Online sessions have begun.

This fall CLASP opened with four in-person tutoring sites and three online tutoring sites. The in-person programs meet for one and a half hours including snack time and 75 minute tutoring sessions. Due to COVID-19 limitations, bus transportation is not offered. Everyone while inside a CLASP site is required to wear a mask.

 

The following COVID-19 protocols are in place for in-person tutoring sites:

  • Masks are required for all participants while indoors and outdoors, unless eating
  • Staff and volunteer tutors must show proof of completed vaccination
  • Hand washing is required upon entrance to the site
  • Tutoring pairs are socially distanced from other pairs in the room
  • Social distancing is requested during snack time
  • Voluntary free PCR tests are available for students, parents, CLASP staff and volunteers at Claremont Unified School District schools. See the District website for times and locations.
  • Non-vaccinated tutors and students who cannot wear masks may participate in the online tutoring sites.

 

The CLASP staff and Board of Directors have taken into consideration many lessons learned over the past year of online tutoring to create a program that will allow the youngest students to have in-person homework help. Our older students have enhanced computer skills to work with a tutor online. We look forward to welcoming our students and volunteers back to our sites, while others will be paired for online homework help and academic support.

 

Student Quotes

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.