Making a difference in the life of a child.
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.
CLASP provides after-school tutoring and enrichment activities to elementary students who need extra academic support so they may gain the skills needed to be successful in the classroom. Volunteer tutors provide homework help, either online or in person, at neighborhood sites for 90 minutes each day, two days a week. Transportation is provided to some of out centers. Tutors are the backbone of our CLASP programs, serving as mentors and providing a positive relationship that is as important as the academic tutoring.
As a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization, CLASP collaborates with the Claremont Unified School District and the City of Claremont, as well as many local nonprofits, local businesses, regional foundations, and individuals from the community.
The 2023-2024 CLASP year began the week of September 18. In-person sites include Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (grades 1-3), Claremont Presbyterian Church (grades 4-6), and Wheeler Park (grades 1-6). Our online, Zoom sessions have students in grades 2-6. Enrichment activities will be offered on selected Fridays.
Please save the date for our annual fundraiser, Celebrate CLASP, on Sunday, November 12. The Economy Shop will be honored for their generous support of CLASP. Invitations will be mailed in October.
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 nobody else does.