Youth Programs

We have a variety of programs to keep your youngster busy. Below is a list of classes and other programs designed especially for youth. Looking for something specific, contact us at 501.450.3118 or outreach@uca.edu.

ACT Prep Course

Parents, now is the time to give your student a head start on improving ACT scores. This course is designed for high school students (10th grade and above) who have previously scored between 17-25 on the ACT or for high schoolers who have yet to take the test. UCA faculty members, experienced in leading ACT Prep courses, will review subject material and offer test-taking tips to help students progress through the exam in a more reasonable and timely manner. Class sizes are kept fairly small to maximize learning. Ideal for students who have registered for the October 28th ACT test date.

Regular Fee: $100

Tues, Thurs, October 3 - October 26

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Old Main

Instructor: Carl Olds, Lisa Christman, Laura Bowles and Jeff Padberg | University of Central Arkansas

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*SOLD OUT* Brand Your Brownie: Toddler Edition

Little chefs get to work alongside their favorite grownup to create their own unique brownie. You and your little chef will start by preparing a delicious homemade brownie batter, then you will "brand" your brownie by mixing in special ingredients, some unconventional. The little chefs will create a name for their brownie and share with the group.

Regular Fee: $30 per couple

Sat, October 14 -

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hands-On Class, Ages 3-6

Location: UCA Downtown

Instructor: Tiffany Block

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*SOLD OUT* Creepy Cookies

Cubs will join Tiffany for a spook-tacular cooking experience as she shares how to create wickedly good cookies. Kids will design and decorate their very own creepy cookies. Recipes will be fun and easy to make, but ghostly good! It would be a grave mistake to miss this event!

Regular Fee: $25

Sat, October 28 -

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hands-On Class, Ages 7-12

Location: UCA Downtown

Instructor: Tiffany Block

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Infant and Toddler Safety

You can never be too safe when you have little ones around the house. This class will cover important safety issues such as safe newborn sleeping, child passenger safety restraint, choking prevention and basic CPR skills for the newborn up to age 4.

Regular Fee: FREE

Sat, September 16 -

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Know Before You Go: The Costs of College Workshop

Designed for the parents of high school students, participants will learn about the different types of financial aid, how to calculate the costs of college, and how to make a plan to afford the college of your choice.

Regular Fee: FREE

Fri, October 13 -

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: BHCC 111/113

Instructor: UCA Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, University College and UCA Family Network

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Know Before You Go: The Costs of College Workshop

Designed for the parents of high school students, participants will learn about the different types of financial aid, how to calculate the costs of college, and how to make a plan to afford the college of your choice.

Regular Fee: FREE

Sat, September 16 -

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: UCA Downtown

Instructor: UCA Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, University College UCA Family Network

Ready, Set, Read!

Learn how a child becomes literate beginning at moment of birth. First, you'll investigate the many things a child's growing mind must do to make sense of the written word and create writing. From there, you'll explore the development of reading and writing from infancy to the early school years. You'll know what problems to look for and how to assist a struggling reader. You will see how you can boost literacy growth during daily routines and child's play

Regular Fee: $90

Begins Monthly,

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Katie Paxton | ed2go

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Teen Cuisine

Move over, the teens are taking over the kitchen! In this introductory class, teens will learn basic cooking skills including kitchen safety while working alongside their fellow teen chefs to prepare a hearty homemade soup and decadent gourmet sandwich.

Regular Fee: $35

Sat, November 18 -

10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Hands-On Class, Ages 12-17

Location: UCA Downtown

Instructor: Tiffany Block

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