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 activity 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.

2019 Program at Egleston

Applications open: February 26 and August 26

Application deadline: March 11 and September 9

Program dates: March 26 and September 24
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Egleston Conference Center

2019 Program at Scottish Rite

Applications open: April 5 and September 2

Application deadline: April 26 and September 23

Program dates: May 7 and October 1
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 18, 2019
  • Application deadline: April 8, 2019

Program dates/times:

  • Scottish Rite: June 26-28, 2019
  • Egleston: July 9-11, 2019

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