Educating Our Children

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CAAP 25th Anniversary Celebration & Reunion

We’ve made history!! 25 years of commitment to developing and empowering scholars to excel – it really has taken a village. To celebrate our achievements, the Council of African American Parents (CAAP) will be hosting our 25th Anniversary Gala.  Click here to make your reservation.  To purchase an ad in the souvenir program book, click here.


Truly believing that college preparation begins at birth, our Personal Academic Learning System Program (PALS) begins with scholars at 4th grade – 12th grade. This program is designed to develop a village approach to education so that collectively our scholars and parents understand that it is about all of our children becoming a success, not just those in our personal family. In the PALS program scholars learn to work in groups, speak in public, computer research; participate in cultural activities and college tours. They have access to academic and enrichment information through our pipeline to institutions of higher learning and programs designed to support and encourage academic pursuits. There is a nominal fee for the PALS program. Click here to register and make payment.

Jr./Sr. Workshop

Academic Workshops for scholars in the 11th and 12th grade. Workshops meet for 16 weeks beginning the last week of August. The program develops confidence and awareness about the various levels of higher education; virtual tours, essay, application, testing and other admission requirements. Scholars receive up close and personal presentations by collegiate partners on a weekly basis; college tours and individualized assessment. We have a 98% college entrance rate. Class of 2015 had 100% college acceptance & entrance rate. Scholars in the class of 2015 will attend – UCLA, UC Irvine, Yale, Loyola Marymount, Spelman, Howard, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley, Boston University, Loyola Marymount, Cal State San Marcos, Cal State Long Beach, and Cal Poly Pomona. A fee is charged for this program. Click here to register and make payment.

Legacy Roundtable

Our 13 year program is designed to increase math competence that would lead to calculus for African American males. Scholars participate in a pre-tutorial program from January to May and take a community college assessment for summer enrollment and credit. Successful scholars spend a free 4-day experience on a college campus. Click here to register and make payment.

Knowledge is Power College Tours

Our tours are customized to colleges/universities throughout the State of California. Open to scholars and parents who want to maximize their consumer rights and see what schools are offering for their tuition prices. Scholars have an opportunity to have an on-campus college experience.

Educational Symposium

This is our signature event and occurs the Second Saturday or Sunday. The program is designed for Elementary through adult participants where workshops, keynote speaker and an educational fair are some of the highlights. This event is Free.

Student Recognition Program

June 3, 2017: CAAP’s Annual day of celebration and acknowledgement of scholars from birth to work. To RSVP, click here.  To purchase an ad in the souvenir program book, click here.

Online Academy

Online computer courses designed to assist scholars with A-G requirements and credit recovery. This program is in the developmental phase and we hope to launch this summer.

Career/Summer Enrichment

Provides an opportunity for scholars to get up close and personal information about various careers and summer opportunities. Held the last Sunday in March.

Test Preparation Seminars

Weekend seminars designed to help students navigate ACT and SAT admissions tests and acquire skills to aid in test taking required in regular courses.

New Reading Circle

Scholars grades K-3. This program is still in its development stages and will be introduced in 2016.