The Connecticut After School Network is launching two year-long intensive learning cohorts focused on increasing student engagement through intentional programming that helps support student success. We will be offering 12 slots in two locations (6 in each) for 2015-16 sessions designed for those overseeing sites or programs. Content will be focused on program design elements that meet program goals and embed academic content into afterschool pedagogy.

Each cohort will meet four times (full day sessions) throughout the course of the year (November, January, March, and May). Dates for the 2015-16 academic year are listed below. Participants will also receive additional materials and resources throughout the year. The emphasis of the CLASP program is to provide resources and support through coaching and learning that help to change practice.

Fee: $475 Members/$600 Non-Members

Registration deadline: (Fall 2016 Registration will open during Spring/Summer 2016)


Dr. Ken Anthony, Director of Professional Development and Research, Connecticut After School Network
Elise Scott, Assistant Director of Professional Development, Connecticut After School Network

*In order to get the most out of the learning experience, it is strongly recommended that participants commit to attending all sessions.

“I attended Clasp for the first time this year and I cannot tell you how glad I am for the experience! The class was informative, and I had a chance to experience working with fellow after-school educators who understand the groundwork and programmatic challenges of the work. Dr. Ken Athonthy’s energy, commitment, vision, and information made the workshops incredible!” ~Tiana Brown

“CLASP is a unique experience and one I have never had with a grantor before. In addition to funding support, clasp allows for program directors to discuss what’s working, what’s not and share ideas with one another while receiving research-based solutions. This helps to enhance the afterschool experience for staff, students and families as a whole.” ~Wendy Gerbier