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 […]
Usher In the Holidays with AACY!
Boca Raton, FL – AACY is proud to announce that our annual Holiday Celebration will be back in full swing this December 18th! That’s right – we’re inviting all of our students and their families to take part in a day of merriment and joy to celebrate the Holidays. There will be delicious food, the […]
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 […]
Celebrity Game Night Raises Money For Youth Caregivers
A “Family Feud” format kept onlookers screaming on their favorite team as “Celebrity Game Night” helped raise money and the profile of a Boca Raton children’s charity with a national reach. The fundraiser for AACY, American Association of Caregiving Youth, was a near wrap for this year’s 20 Boca Chamber Festival Days, showcasing nonprofits by Chamber […]
Hearts & “Soles” 2022 Was a Hollerin’ Good Time!
It’s almost the season for giving, and the American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY) seized a prime opportunity this past week with their Hearts & “Soles” gala. With a spacious ballroom and ample courtyard, the Quail Ridge Country Club was a natural choice for hosting the long-awaited in person fundraiser. Indeed, two years of pandemic […]
AACY Announces New Board Chair, Volunteer Pick, and Chamber Festival Days Fundraiser!
AACY is proud to announce that our volunteer, Marci Shatzman (pictured alongside Dr. Connie Siskowski), is our nominee for the Junior League of Boca Raton’s 35th annual “Woman Volunteer of the Year” award. Marci is a retired reporter, and has been sharing her skills and advice to AACY in the effort to spread the word […]
Hearts & “Soles” Is Back – With a Western Twist!
On October 14th, we invite you to walk with us in a day of the life a Caregiving Youth! We’re bringing back our annual fundraising gala, Heart & “Soles”. In the absence of public dollars for this growing and hidden population of children, Hearts & “Soles” was born to raise funding and to help others […]
Meet Our Scholarship Recipient!
The prospect of balancing caregiving responsibilities with a college career is demanding, but far from impossible. Indeed, the potential for academic excellence is just around the corner, exemplified by Delaney Dalton (pictured alongside Dr. Connie Siskowski), 18 who has participated in AACY’s Caregiving Youth Project for seven years, since sixth grade. Delaney was the recipient […]