Young Friends

Young Friends is an introductory volunteer experience for ages 5-14 years or K-8th graders. Young Friends have the opportunity to learn about Children’s while making a difference in the lives of others. Each session will feature a short educational presentation about philanthropy and ways to support Children’s.

Note: There is no patient interaction due to the hospital's infection control policy.

Please note this program will now be completely virtual. Each session will take place over the Webex platform.

2020 Program

Program dates: September 22
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

MedKids Program

The MedKids program is an educational exploration into pediatric healthcare professions for students currently enrolled in grades K-8th.

Students K-5th grade are invited to participate in Teddy Bear Clinics. Students will be asked to bring along their favorite stuffed animal for a “check-up”, and will assist our clinicians with examining and diagnosing their “patient”.

Students 6th-8th grade are invited to participate in Healthcare Heroes. These participants will receive a medical therapy doll and work with hospital staff to prep their “patient” for transplants, IVs, casting, etc.

Interested students may only apply to and participate in one session at one campus, one time. Each session is available on a first come, first served basis to the first 30 participants who complete and submit the online registration form.

Note: There is no patient interaction due to the hospital’s infection control policy.

*Please note the 2020 MedKids Program has been cancelled. Please check back for future updates for our Summer 2021 programs.*

Important dates

Registration for MedKids has now closed. 

Program dates/times:

  • Scottish Rite: June 24, 2020 
    • Teddy Bear Clinic: 10-11:30am
    • Healthcare Heroes: 2-3:30pm
  • Egleston: July 22, 2020 
    • Teddy Bear Clinic: 10-11:30am
    • Healthcare Heroes: 2-3:30pm

 

For more information about MedKids at Egleston and Scottish Rite contact Gabrielle Markle.