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.

2018 Program at Egleston

Applications open: February 27 and August 27

Application deadline: March 13 and September 10

Program dates: March 27 and September 25
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Egleston Conference Center

2018 Program at Scottish Rite

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Applications open: April 2 and September 4
Application deadline: April 16 and September 18

Program dates: May 1 and October 2
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Scottish Rite Main Auditorium

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

  • Applications open: March 19, 2018
  • Application deadline: April 2, 2018

Program dates/times:

  • Scottish Rite: June 13-15, 2018
  • Egleston: July 11-13, 2018

Thank you for your interest, the applications for Scottish Rite and Egleston hospitals have now reached capacity and therefore have closed. 

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

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