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Community Engagement

The Saint Louis University College of Arts and Sciences, in response to the call to be people for others, recognizes and engages with the community beyond SLU. We seek to empower St. Louis and the larger community by fostering positive social change. 

Visiting Young Scholars Program

The Visiting Young Scholars program, along with the College of Arts and Sciences as a part of its Initiatives in Community Engagement, has established a relationship with Cardinal Ritter College Preparatory High School, a local Catholic, primarily African-American, school. This partnership assists exceptional students with the opportunity to take college classes on SLU’s campus while in high school. Through SLU’s Visiting Young Scholars program, Cardinal Ritter students can gain insight into university life and college-level curriculum and enhance their foundational skills that will contribute to their ability to complete undergraduate and potentially graduate education successfully.

2024 Scholars

Two high school students pose for a photo on West Pine Mall, with the clock tower in the background.

Sabrina Brown, left, and Carson Boyd.

  • Sabrina Brown
    Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School
    Class of 2025
    "I really enjoyed my experience. I have learned a lot. I am forever grateful."
  • Carson Boyd
    Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School
    Class of 2025
    "My experience at Saint Louis University was extremely impactful. I learned a lot in just one semester. I'm proud to say that my first in-person college class was at SLU."