Cardiac Teen Programs

The Teen Programs are designed for Children's Sibley Heart Center patients between the ages of 13 and 18!

RSVP now for the 2nd Annual “Bodies: The Exhibit” Teen Event! This event is open to Kids at Heart teens ages 13-18 and one teen guest. Enjoy a pizza lunch and then tour the exhibit!

When: Saturday, August 9, 11:30am-2:30pm

Where: Atlantic Station - Meet at California Pizza Kitchen

 265 18th Street 
Level 2 near Escalator 5
Atlanta, GA 30363

Who: Kids at Heart teens and 1 teen guest

RSVP or get more information:  Click here to RSVP or call 404-785-1822 or email Katherine.keyes@choa.org

Learn more about the exhibit here: http://www.premierexhibitions.com/exhibitions/4/48/bodies-exhibition/bodies-exhibition-atlanta

This event is free for teens and teen guests.

Contact Kati at katherine.keyes@choa.org for more information.

Teeenagers involved in the program will participate in two outings during the spring and fall. These exclusive, teen-only activities provide teenagers living with a heart defect opportunities to interact with their peers. Teens are able to relate, connect and build friendships in a fun and relaxing environment.

Previous events have been held at:

  • Dave & Buster's
  • The Bodies Exhibit
  • Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain 
  • Atlanta Braves game
  • Mini golf and arcades

Adolescent Transition Conference

The 2014 Adolescent Transition Conference will be held in the fall of 2014. Email katherine.keyes@choa.org for more information.

"I have been a patient at Children's for years. I just turned 17, and my doctor told me I have to transition to an adult hospital in a few years. What hospital will I go to? Will my new doctors know what I need? What if I get sick at college? Who will remind me to take my medicine? My doctor told me to attend the adolescent transition conference. I can bring my parents, ask questions and learn how to take care of myself."

This annual conference, for cardiac and transplant patients ages 13 to 20, is a day of education and fun. The conference provides information about the transition from pediatric to adult healthcare. Topics may include:
  • Understanding and Maintaining Healthcare Coverage into Adulthood
  • How Drugs and Alcohol Affect Your Disease or Transplant
  • How Disability Services can Held College and Technical School students
  • How to Transition Healthcare Responsibilities From Parent to Teen
  • Parent and Teen Breakout Sessions 

Parents are welcome to attend. Held at a local Dave & Buster's, this conference is free and includes lunch and games. Contact Kati Keyes at katherine.keyes@choa.org if you have questions.