The Yellow Boat Project

At The Yellow Boat production you will hear from Tim, a youth who has battled leukemia for over 2 years, and you will see the award winning story of Benjamin, a uniquely gifted visual artist, who was born with hemophilia and died in 1987 at the age of 8 of AIDS-related complications. Benjamin’s buoyant imagination transforms his physical and emotional joy and pain into a blaze of colors and shapes in his fanciful drawings and paintings. The show has been heralded as “a glorious affirmation of one child’s life and of the strength and courage of all children,” The play is performed by a capable cast of youth who, in preparation for their parts, have met with 8 local hospital staff members of various fields and heard personal stories from family members effected by serious illness. This research has also prepared them for the Talk Back session following the show. This educational time is organized for audience members, young and old, to interact with the show and ask questions. Finally, at some locations, a Bonfils blood drive will be present for blood donations. A helpful study guide filled with activities, questions, and resources is available to audience members prior to the performance or earlier online to enhance a group’s journey into seeing the world through the experiences of others.

You can walk a mile in others’ shoes, or sail a sea of empathy building experiences in David Saar’s award winning play The Yellow Boat! The Yellow Boat project expresses the power of imagination, empathy, and art to transform our lives, making them full of color, energy, humor, and hope, even in dark times. Prepare to sail into a new and colorful world, with ups and downs, laughter and tears. Our destination is for you to discover empathy and compassion, apply inspiration and new meaning to relationships and experiences in your world!


April 7th – Ponderosa High School10 am & 7 pm

April 8th – Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church1 pm

April 12thColorado Christian University7 pm

April 19thThe Jewish Community Center7 pm

April 23rdSkyview Presbyterian Church7 pm


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Kaleidoscope of Care Conference

The Family Support Services Department at Primary Children’s Hospital would like to invite you to the Kaleidoscope of Care Conference.  Please take a look at the brochure link and feel free to share with colleagues and friends that you think may also be interested.  finalkaleidoscope-of-care_brochure_2017

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Primary Children’s Job Opportunity

Child Life Specialist I Fellowship – Primary Children’s Hospital

This position is now posted at the link below.  The selected candidate will be paid $30,000 per year without benefits.   
If you are interested, please see link below and apply.   You must have completed an internship and be eligible to sit for the CL certification exam.

MWCLA Spring Meeting

Please join us Tuesday, March 21 for the MWCLA Spring Meeting. We will be meeting from 4:30-5:30pm in Mt. Wilson at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Mt. Wilson is located on the 4th floor in the outpatient pavilion. For those attending remotely, please see below for dial-in information. Jenny Staab, MS, CCLS, will be presenting on the PRAP. Please see attached for speaker bio as well as abstract for presentation. Attendees will receive 1 PDU in assessment domain.


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March Meeting

Save The Date: MWCLA Spring Meeting. Tuesday, March 21 at Children’s Hospital Colorado. 4:30pm – 5:30pm. Jenny Staab, MS, CCLS will be presenting on the PRAP (1 PDU is offered in assessment domain). Stay tuned for more information. We look forward to seeing you in a few weeks!

MWCLA Conference registration is still open.

Registration is still open. We are about 1 week away from the conference.  We are filling up fast, but there are still spots open.  Please register if you plan to attend.

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Conference Registration Reminder

Registration is now open for the 3rd Biennial Mountain West Child Life Association Conference on September 23-24th in Denver, CO.  Once we reach 100 attendees we will close registration. Please register so you don’t miss your spot at the conference!

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