American Association of Caregiving Youth End-of-Year Giving Campaign 2022

Please consider an end-of-year gift to the American Association of Caregiving Youth. Did you know: Florida was the first to acknowledge Caregiving Youth in the 2019 Florida Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) of public middle and high school students? Results indicated that 16.4% of high schoolers and 23.6% of middle schoolers provide care, or more […]

“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. Click on the button below to […]

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 […]