What we do:
The American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY®) mission is to recognize, support, and promote the awareness of dual role youth that are both students and caregivers within their families. AACY® strives to raise awareness through education, research and direct services in cooperation with social, education, healthcare, government and community corporations, organizations and agencies.
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!
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.
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.
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AACY is proud to announce Brandon’s Sharing Stories Blog! This blog is for all of us, especially if you are now or if you have been a caregiver during your childhood or adolescent years. The more others learn about our challenges and how we have overcome them, the healthier we all become. Just click on the Resources tab and go to Share Your Stories. See you there!
The American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY) is pleased to announce that CBS 12 Anchor/Reporter, Michele Wright, will emcee the organization’
AACY is proud to announce its successful vetting and selection by Extraordinary Charities in its inaugural directory publication of 51 nonprofit organizations in Palm Beach County. The directory is distributed and provided free of charge as a public service to AACY and others. Its intent is to pair donors with local organizations that have budgets of not more than $3 million that may not be otherwise known and thus overlooked. The selection of AACY was made by an independent volunteer review panel with criteria of impact, accomplishment, sustainability, financial transparency and uniqueness. Click here to view the AACY write up and click below to view the entire publication.
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As a child I took care of my Grandfather.
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