Welcome to American Association of Caregiving Youth!
Vision of AACY - that every youth caring for ill, injured, elderly or disabled family members will achieve success in school and life.
Mission of AACY – to increase awareness and provide support services for youth caregivers and their families by connecting them with Healthcare, education and community resources.
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!
AACY was shown on CBS "The Doctors"
They presented a segment that included Connie and one of the students in our program on May 9th. The Doctors is a national syndicated show on CBS.
Click on image above to view PDF Presentation
MobileHelp® Announces New Initiative with the American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY)
19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of National Caregiver Day and caregiving families, MobileHelp®, a leader in mobile Personal Emergency Response Systems (mPERS) and health management solutions, today announced a new program with the American Association of Caregiving Youth® (AACY), ...
All styles of giving: Connie Siskowski '04
“I wanted to have an even bigger voice for family caregivers,” she said. So Siskowski applied to the doctoral program at Lynn. Her dissertation research became the cornerstone of the Caregiving Youth Project, garnering more than 20 awards, including CNN's Hero award in 2012. Her goal is clear: “No ...
The Hill, an on-line news outlet that provides reporting and comments about US Government actions and people has published an article by Elizabeth Olson and Connie Siskowski entitled: The US needs to support and recognize youth caregivers. Click on the link above to be taken to the The Hill.