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CLASP anniversary celebration to honor the Oxtobys

Claremont After-School Programs (CLASP) will be celebrating 11 years of providing after-school tutoring to at-risk students in the Claremont Unified School District.

A celebration is planned at the Pomona College Studio Art Hall on Sunday, September 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. Claire and David Oxtoby, longtime supporters of CLASP, will be honored at the event. Festivities will include gourmet fare, wine and live entertainment. Guests will also have the opportunity to win a wagon of fine wines through a drawing.

Last year, CLASP offered tutoring programs three days a week at five sites, reaching more than 175 children who worked with 290 community volunteers of all ages, making CLASP an inter-generational program. For the past two summers, CLASP offered an enrichment camp at the senior living facility, Mt. San Antonio Gardens. The primary goal was to sustain and enhance students’ academic skills over the long summer break. There was considerable excitement about this venture, as more than 100 residents of the Gardens volunteered to help in some way.

CLASP provides tutoring, recreation, a healthy snack, enrichment and transportation and remains the only nonprofit, non-sectarian organization in Claremont to offer after-school homework help to CUSD students.

CLASP offers after-school tutoring at the following locations:?Blaisdell Park Community Center, 440 S. College Ave., grades 4-6; Claremont Presbyterian Church, 1111 N. Mountain Ave., grades 4-6; Claremont Village Apartments Community Room, 965 W. Arrow Highway, grades K-6; Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church, grades K-3; Wheeler Park Recreation Building, 626 Vista Dr., grades K-3.

For information, visit clasp4kids.org. For more information about the party, call (909) 204-0127 or make a reservation by sending a check ($60 per person) to CLASP, 1111 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, CA 91711.

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