ACHievers visit the Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center to learn more about the PEA POD, an infant body composition system that helps measure a baby’s energy expenditure.

The Arkansas Children’s Hospital Auxiliary ACHiever program gives your ninth grader a unique opportunity to learn firsthand about the healthcare industry from the team at Arkansas Children’s.

Throughout the year, ACHievers tour different areas of the hospital, learn from leaders in the healthcare field and volunteer for various ACH Auxiliary projects. Sessions take place once a month, on Monday nights from 5:30–6:45 p.m. The ACHiever program begins in September and continues through April.

Amelia Bartholomew is a member of the 2019–2020 ACHiever class and shared this about her experience: “Arkansas Children's Hospital Auxiliary’s ACHiever program has opened a door for new life experiences and learning opportunities for me. Through this program, I’ve seen what goes on behind the scenes at the hospital and the many things the hospital does in addition to caring for patients. I have also toured the Angel One helicopters and ambulances, and many of the facilities such as the Nutrition Center. I think the ACHiever program is a great opportunity for any incoming ninth graders to meet new people and learn about the medical field.”

In the spring, ACHievers celebrate their year of service with a graduation ceremony. Scholarships are available. Deadline to apply is June 30, 2020.

Apply for the 2020–2021 ACHiever class by visiting or by calling 501-364-1440.

ACHievers learn how to properly tie a tourniquet through the stop the bleed program.

ACHievers learn how to extract DNA from strawberries.