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Vision of AACY – to be the national resource for the support of youth who are caring for ill, injured, elderly or disabled family members so they experience a bit of childhood and achieve success in school and life.

Mission of AACY – to increase awareness about youth caregiving and foster the replication of the Caregiving Youth Project model within Florida and the US; to provide direct and indirect support services for youth caregivers and their families; and, to establish the Caregiving Youth Institute.

Who are Caregiving Youth?

Caregiving Youth are children and adolescents who are 18 years of age or younger and who provide significant or substantial assistance, often on a regular basis, to relatives or household members who need help because of physical or mental illness, disability, frailty associated with aging, substance misuse, or other condition. Learn more!

Link to Caregiving Youth Project of Palm Beach County





by The American Academy of Pediatrics

AACY and the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine Produced:
"A School-Based Intervention to Support a Hidden Population in Need" Power Point Presentation

Washington Post: Children who care for adults
spend nearly 2 hours a day as caregivers

Press Release : PBC High School Essay Contest Winners  

Gary Barg and Connie Siskowski Discuss Parkinson's Disease on WBZT

Kim Fort, Gerry Fallon, and Maryann Singer interview on  Forum for Non-Profits

Read A Place for Mom's Article on Hidden Caregivers 


Missed the Boat?
See the Hearts and Soles Presentation Here

Caregiving Youth again goes national!
Read interview and comments by Dr. Connie Siskowski and Caregivng Youth Project (CYP) graduate, Bernise Luzincourt.

click here
to read the Washington Post article.


 Download the Palm Beach County School District's
2013 Wellness Promotion Policy Annual Report Here


Go directly to the Caregiving Youth Projuct Page Here

Click here for Caregiver Voices 

Listen Connie Siskowski's latest Radio interview
on 101.5 LITE FM (Miami Lite) here

The Strengths Foundation produced the most definitive article to-date about AACY and the people we help.  You can read the article and experience the videos by clicking on The Positive Spirit logo.




Impacted by caregiving for her father who has diabetes, Kandisha missed a year of school. Recorded by Rammy Assaf, MD/MPH student from U. of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Watch the video here.


Listen to Connie Siskowski's interview on Radio BYU's Talkworthy Radio Show

With more than 400 national partners and their local affiliates, America's Promise Alliance is uniquely positioned to mobilize Americans to act.
They have made a top priority of ending the high school dropout crisis. 
The American Association of Caregiving Youth was spotlighted in their October Partner Newsletter; the article is available here.


Read the Sun-Sentinel article :  

  "Few helping hidden caregivers. More than 1 million children struggle with school, sick family members" 





 Treasure Talk is a free monthly exciting e-newsletter brimming full of activities and tips that are designed especially for and by Caregiving Youth but also of interest to other youth and adults.

You can sign up for Treasure Talk, view current and past issues, and even look at some of the our archived Newsletters by clicking here.

Looking for older front page articles?  Click Here

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Connie Siskowski

As a child I took care of my Grandfather.
How I wish there had been an AACY for me then!

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