Registration opens February 1, 2024

Program dates (proposed) July 8 – 19, 2024

Summer Laureate University for Youth: In-Person for 2023!

July 10 – 21: Students who have completed grades K-6

Program Times: Monday – Friday from 12:30 – 5:15 p.m.

Students who have completed Grades K-6 can experience the magic of Summer Laureate University for Youth in person on the beautiful campus of UA Little Rock. SLUFY is celebrating 44 years of face-to-face enriched instruction. Explore the classes available.

Celebrating 44 Years in 2023!

Summer Laureate University for Youth (SLUFY) is an educational summer program that provides unique learning experiences for high-ability students to explore and expand their talents and abilities. The program offers a variety of classes taught by a staff that includes graduate students seeking masters degrees in teaching the gifted and talented, certified master teachers, and other experts.

SLUFY presents high-ability K-6 students with a unique, enriched opportunity to learn through hands-on experiences under the guidance of enthusiastic teachers. Students also will get to meet other talented students, forging friendships that last long beyond the summer program.

Financial Need-based Scholarships

A limited number of Martha Gaunt Bass scholarships will be available for families who could not otherwise afford to have their student attend Summer Laureate.  The link to the scholarship application was available online beginning March 1, 2023. Completed scholarship applications documenting financial need are due on or before April 17, by 4 p.m.  Families will be notified by May 1, 2023 of the committee’s decision.  Decisions are final.

Student Volunteers

Who is eligible to apply to be a Student Aide?

Student Aides must currently be in high school or college. The number of SLUFY students will determine the number of Aides needed. Aides must be available July 10-21, 2023, Monday through Friday from 11:45 am – 5:30 pm.

What will Aides be doing?

This summer there are a variety of assignments and activities for Students Aides to choose. Student Aides are expected to be role models for other students and be able to tolerate the heat. Each Aide will receive a letter documenting his or her volunteer hours.

Apply for a SLUFY Student Aide Volunteer position for the 2023 program.

Help us Continue the Legacy

  • 44 years of enriched summer courses for children in Grades K-6,
  • 44 years of university-guided creative and inspired instruction, and
  • 44 years of opportunities for children to explore, to innovate, and to make friends for life.

Donate $44 to the Martha Gaunt Bass Summer Laureate Scholarship Fund in recognition of Summer Laureate University for Youth’s 44th anniversary. Donate here!

Donate to the Martha Gaunt Bass Summer Laureate Scholarship Fund to support a child’s attendance at Summer Laureate. Donate here!

100% of your donation will directly support children who, for economic reasons, do not have access to summer enrichment programs.