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“Let’s Talk Charity” with Dr. Ann Faraone

Our Director of Education Services, Dr. Ann Faraone, sat down for an insightful and inspiring interview for Legends Radio’s (Satellite 100.3) “Let’s Talk Charity!” special. Joined by hosts Sherrye Sammons and Gina Franano, Dr. Ann Faraone represented the American Association of Caregiving Youth for an opportunity to spread awareness. On this Sunday’s Let’s Talk Charity […]

In This Time of National Family Caregiver’s Month, Please Remember Caregiving Youth!

It’s National Family Caregiver’s Month, and we kindly ask you to also recognize the millions of Caregiving Youth in our country! Here in the state of Florida, there are over 290,000 students alone who care for a chronically ill, injured, disabled, and/or elderly loved one. It’s important that we keep these Caregiving Youth in mind […]

Annual Conference Honors Student Caregivers

Posted on 04/22/2022   The word “caregiver” brings to mind adults caring for loved ones with medical or other challenges. But for hundreds of Palm Beach County students, caregiving is part of daily life. “My 13-year old son is a great, great kid,” Desiréé Warnick said, as she fought back tears. “I’m disabled and he […]

‘Wounded healers’: Advocates spotlight hidden struggles of young caregivers

June 14, 2022  MESA – Brenda Donovan was just 12 when her mother, Kathy, was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease. Over the next six years, as the neurodegenerative disease took its course, her mom went from using a walker to a wheelchair, and by her senior year in high school, Brenda was her mother’s primary […]

Millions of youth caregivers help sick, disabled, or elderly relatives but they need support

February 17, 2022 – Invisible Army: Caregivers on the Front Line: Part of an occasional series supported by the Solutions Journalism Network Daniela Castro-Martinez remembers how dedicated and active her mother was before she got sick, giving her only child a lot of attention. “Every weekend, she’d take me to tennis tournaments. Sometimes they were like an […]

2021 Woman Volunteer of the Year Named

November 12, 2021 – In an exuberant return to a live events this season, the 34th Annual Woman Volunteer of the Year luncheon by The Junior League of Boca Raton took place Friday, with all the fanfare and community spirit that always defines this event. This year there were 22 nominees, and the winner was […]

Debralyn Belletieri Named Junior League of Boca Raton’s Woman Volunteer of the Year

November 18, 2021 – The Junior League of Boca Raton announced that Debralyn Belletieri of the American Association of Caregiving Youth was named Woman Volunteer of the Year at the 34th Annual Luncheon. The event highlight was a runway fashion show presented by Saks Fifth Avenue and headlined by Tara Rudes-Dann of L’Agence. The show featured a fall “It List” inspired by […]