Young Friends is an introductory philanthropy experience for children ages 5 to 14 or in kindergarten to eighth grade. Young Friends have the opportunity to learn about philanthropy and ways to support Children's through a self-guided service project workbook. Participants should explore their passions and collaborate with a Volunteer Services coordinator to gain project approval.
Note: There is no patient interaction due to the hospital’s infection control policy.
If your child is interested in this opportunity, please contact GraceAnne Dukes.
Children’s welcomes and appreciates support from our scouting community. Whether it’s donating to one of our three hospitals or participating in one of our existing programs, Scouts have the opportunity to learn more about Children’s and make a difference in the lives of others. See below for ways your troop can get involved.
- For individual service projects (e.g., Gold/Silver/Bronze Awards and Eagle Scout Projects): Reach out to GraceAnne Dukes for information about project coordination and approval.
- For troop projects and opportunities: Reach out to GraceAnne Dukes for information about project coordination and approval.
- For individual opportunities: You may participate in one of our existing programs, such as Young Friends.
We know that our patients and their families can bring unique insights to the care we provide. Children’s is tapping into this resource with its Youth Advisory Council (YAC), a collaborative venture with patients, their siblings and children of Children's employees that gives them a formal opportunity to help us enhance our caregiving efforts.