The Silent Epidemic Affecting Generation Z | There are at least three million caregivers under age twenty-five in America.
The burdens they face are unprecedented. Their resolve is our only hope. The author of this article discovered AACY online and approached us in August about doing a story on behalf of a “major publication.” We were glad to talk about the issues of children aged 18 and under who care(d) for a loved one. […]
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 […]
For Less Than The Price of Coffee, You Can Support a Caregiving Youth This #GivingTuesday!
Boca Raton, FL – Imagine being a teenager who cares for a family member. Imagine having to put off time to study, spend time with friends, and feel like any other teenager because you have a chronically ill, elderly, injured, and/or disabled loved one. It’s a daunting responsibility, but you manage to do it with a […]
Tune in and Hear from our Founder & President: “CNN 2012 Heroes Celebration of a Decade – Where are they Now?”
Boca Raton, FL. The American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY) in collaboration with the 2012 Top Ten CNN Heroes, hosted the “Celebration of a Decade: Where are they Now?” via Zoom on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. This Top Ten group was selected among 24 other CNN Heroes of 2012. https://www.cnn.com/2012/09/20/world/cnnheroes-top-10 If you weren’t able to […]
The American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY) in collaboration with the 2012 Top Ten CNN Heroes, is proud to announce the “Celebration of a Decade: Where are they Now?”
Boca Raton, FL. The American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY) in collaboration with the 2012 Top Ten CNN Heroes, is proud to announce the “Celebration of a Decade: Where are they Now?” to be held via Zoom on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. This Top Ten group was selected among 24 other CNN Heroes of 2012. […]
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 […]