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 and two online 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 one hour and 45 minutes per day, two days a week.
Fall, 2022 UPDATE – CLASP to resume in-person and online tutoring on September, 19 2022.
We will be opening in-person at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (grades 1-3), Claremont Presbyterian Church (grades 4-6), Wheeler Park (grades 1-6) and online via Zoom (grades 1-6). Exciting for CLASP this fall is a partnership with Sumner Elementary School where we will be opening a new site (grades 1-6).
The Program Support Committee is planning enrichment activities for CLASP students to enjoy on select Fridays. The Tutor Committee and Tutor Coordinator have been hard at work recruiting new CLASP volunteer tutors so that each of our students can have their very own special adult. Our goal is a one to one student to tutor ratio at each site. Recruiting has been active all summer, and a Tutor Ice Cream Social is planned for September 1.
The number of students CLASP can serve is dependent upon the number of our caring volunteer tutors. Click HERE to learn more about volunteering or to sign up.
The following COVID-19 protocols are in place for in-person tutoring sites:
- Masks are required for all participants while indoors unless eating
- Staff and volunteer tutors must show proof of completed vaccinations
- 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
- Non-vaccinated tutors and students who cannot wear masks may participate in the online tutoring sites.
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.