Young Friends

Young Friends is a program for kids in Kindergarten through fifth grade. It’s a great way for our youngest volunteers to brighten a sick or injured child’s day.

In this one-hour program, youngsters will enjoy fun themes, hands-on activities and a short educational presentation about Children’s. Your child can participate in Young Friends at our Egleston or Scottish Rite locations.

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

2016 Program at Egleston
Tuesday, March 29 and Tuesday, September 20
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Egleston Conference Center

Egleston Young Friends online registration is closed. Please check this page in January for 2017 dates.

2016 Program at Scottish Rite
Tuesday, May 3 and Tuesday, Oct. 11
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Scottish Rite Main Auditorium

Scottish Rite Young Friends online registration is closed. Please check this page in January for 2017 dates.

MedKids Program

The MedKids Summer Program is a three-day exploration of pediatric healthcare professions for students who have completed grades 6, 7 or 8.

Participants will have an opportunity to interact with healthcare professionals and learn about the medical field through speakers, presentations, hands-on simulations and a tour of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Transportation to and from the CDC will be provided.

Interested students must commit to all three days during their selected session and can only apply to and participate in one session at one campus one time.

This program is available on a first come, first served basis to the first 30 participants to complete and submit the application for the respective campus.

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

Important dates

  • Applications open: March 28, 2016
  • Application deadline: April 22, 2016

Program dates/times:

  • Scottish Rite: June 13-15, 2016
  • Egleston: July 11-13, 2016

For more information about MedKids at Egleston, contact Ansley Johnson.

For more information about MedKids at Scottish Rite, contact Melanie Turner.