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US Experts to Share Insights at International Young Carers Conference in Manchester

The United States will be well-represented at the upcoming International Young Carers Conference in Manchester, England, taking place April 9th-11th, 2024. Dr. Feylyn Lewis, a member of the conference committee, secured US participation, including presentations and workshops on various aspects of young carer experiences. Highlights from US presentations: The First 16 Years of the US […]

U.S. and U.K. celebrate Caregiving Youth Action Day USA 2023

Media Contact: Dr. Connie Siskowski American Association of Caregiving Youth P: 561-391-7401 C: 561-715-6531 connie@aacy.org U.S. and U.K. celebrate Caregiving Youth Action Day USA 2023 on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 Boca Raton, FL. The American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY), in collaboration with the Carers Trust in the U.K and U.S. partners, are jointly celebrating […]

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 […]

Boca-based Caregiving Youth Nonprofit Salutes its PBC Graduates 

Lake Worth, FL – The Boca Raton-based nonprofit, the American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY), celebrated their high school seniors’ graduation at Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth on Thursday. Graduating from public schools all around Palm Beach County, the students packed into the College Conference Center alongside their families for an evening of […]