Young Friends

Young Friends is an educational program for kids in Kindergarten through fifth grade. The purpose of this program is to introduce children to a pediatric hospital setting in an enjoyable and interactive way. 

In this one-hour program, youngsters will enjoy fun themes, a hands-on activitiy 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.

2017 Program at Egleston
Tuesday, March 28 and Tuesday, September 26
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Egleston Conference Center

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2017 Program at Scottish Rite
Tuesday, May 2 and Tuesday, October 3
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Scottish Rite Main Auditorium

Scottish Rite Young Friends online registration will open on April 2. 

MedKids Program

The MedKids program is a three-day exploration into the 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. The MedKids program is a great way to get an inside look into the hospital setting, meet new friends and ask candid questions of the people who take care of our patients every day. 

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

Thank you for your interest, Scottish Rite applications are now closed due to max capacity. 

Apply now for Egleston hospital

  • Applications open: March 20, 2017
  • Application deadline: April 3, 2017

Program dates/times:

  • Scottish Rite: June 26-28, 2017 *Date updated as of March 2017
  • Egleston: July 10-12, 2017

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

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