Boca West Children’s Foundation First Annual Walk the Walk

12/11/21 – 8am-12pm The Boca West Children’s Foundation will hold the first annual “Walk the Walk” at the Palm Beaches Marathon, on Saturday, December 11. The walk will take place on the West Palm Beach Waterfront (Flagler Drive) and will raise funds for over 30 local children’s charities. The festive atmosphere will feature activities for […]

US Caregiving Youth Connect

11/03/21 – 6-7pm November is National Family Caregivers’ Month, and to kick it off, AACY will be hosting a very special US Caregiving Youth Connect Event on November 3rd at 6pm EST. A discussion and webinar hosted by our organization and moderated by Caregiving Youth and advocates Daniela Castro-Martinez and Kaylin Jean-Louis. These two young […]

The Role of Caregiving Youth in Multi-Generation Households

AACY President and founder, Dr. Connie Siskowski was asked to contribute an article to the CSA Journal regarding “The Role of Caregiving Youth in Multi-Generation Households” as increasing numbers of youth are juggling the responsibilities of family caregiving with school and other responsibilities, often leading to negative outcomes. Read the article here.

American Association of Caregiving Youth applauds recommendations for improved recognition and support of family caregivers

Federal advisory council delivers key recommendationsto support family caregivers For Immediate Release Boca Raton, FL . (September 24, 2021)—A congressionally mandated council that received input from the American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY) delivered recommendations to policymakers on how to better support family caregivers of all ages, including a call for financial and workplace security […]

American Association of Caregiving Youth supports young unsung heroes

By Dr. Connie Siskowski and Keisha L Jackson In today’s modern society, child and teen caregivers are tackling big challenges against daunting odds, and often without support. They are youth whose strength of character needs to be recognized and valued widely in society. Yet it is ironic that many say young people today are self-centered […]