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AACY Celebrates Caregiving Youth Achievements at 2024 George Snow Scholarship Awards

Press Alert [June 23, 2024] – The American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY) is proud to recognize the accomplishments of Caregiving Youth at the 2024 George Snow Scholarship Awards. AACY Founder Dr. Connie Siskowski and Caregiving Youth Project student Breyana B., a graduating senior from Inlet Grove Community High School in Boynton Beach who will pursue Nursing and Pre-Med at Florida A&M University, were honored to attend the ceremony.

Supporting Future Healthcare Leaders

This year, the Davidowitz Family awarded 33 Davidowitz Family Caregiving Youth Scholarships. “We are incredibly grateful to the Davidowitz Family for their ongoing support,” says Dr. Siskowski. “Of these deserving young people, 18 are pursuing healthcare-related careers, a critical contribution to our nation’s future healthcare workforce.”

National Recognition Needed

AACY, through its Caregiving Youth Project, is the nation’s first program dedicated to supporting children and teens providing care for family members. “There are millions of youth in the United States who deserve similar recognition and support,” Dr. Siskowski emphasizes. “Our commitment remains unwavering: no child should have to sacrifice their education or future because of caregiving responsibilities.”

100% Graduation Rate for Caregiving Youth Project Seniors

AACY is thrilled to announce a 100% graduation rate for its 60 Caregiving Youth Project seniors this year. “This exceptional achievement is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our entire team, including both the Caregiving Youth Project staff and those supporting the AACY Caregiving Youth Institute,” says Dr. Siskowski. “This accomplishment brings our 10-year high school graduation rate average to an impressive 98.3%.”

Building on Success

“Through the Caregiving Youth Project and the Caregiving Youth Institute, AACY has made significant strides in supporting Caregiving Youth,” Dr. Siskowski states. “While the journey continues, we celebrate the progress made on behalf of the over 600 Caregiving Youth and their families AACY currently serves in Palm Beach County Schools. We are determined to continue advocating for and supporting the millions of students across the US who provide care for a family member.”