Caregiving Youth Service Hour Pilot Program Application | McLean HS, VA | Pilot Project | AACY | Advocated & Introduced by KidsAreCaregiversToo


If you help provide care for someone in your home and you are between the age of 13 – 18, we invite you to fill out this brief survey.

This survey is a part of the first pilot program in the United States created to connect caregiving youth with quantifiable recognition (AACY Service Hour Credits) for providing care. 

A pilot program means this is a small-scale preliminary effort conducted in order to evaluate feasibility, cost, and improve upon the program prior to launching a broader-scale effort. The goal is to recognize and support kids who help provide care for someone in their homes with a disability or illness.

We have selected a few target schools to launch this idea and will work on expanding and improving the program through your participation and feedback.

The process is simple.

  1. Answer the questions below
  2. When you are finished, click submit, and your information will be e-mailed to the American Association of Caregiving Youth.
  3. If you are eligible, you’ll receive official, accredited service hour recognition from The American Association of Caregiving Youth. You can bring the service hour credit awards to your school counselor for service-learning credit consideration, or use in accomplishments for college applications. Each application is considered on a case by case basis. Every application is completely confidential. There is no cost associated with this application or service. We will not share your information with anyone.
  4. AACY will contact you via email about this application within seven school days.

The Caregiving Youth Institute (A division of AACY) is developing a program to be able to award Service Credit Hours to kids across the United States. This is the first initial pilot test in the U.S. to work on the process of how to establish best practices to identify caregiving youth in both public and private schools, and recognize them through Service Hour credit and beyond. There is no guarantee of service hour credit by filling out the below information. There is no cost associated with applying for or receiving service credits. You will receive an email from AACY within 7 school days. This information is confidential and will not be shared. Read our Privacy Statement.

The Caregiving Youth Service Hour Program will award Service Hours based on the information you complete regarding your caregiving responsibilities. If you are here, and filling out this form, please know that you are probably a caregiving youth. You are not alone. There are over 3.4 million kids in the U.S. doing what you do.

We look forward to recognizing you for your outstanding achievements! You deserve it! 🙂

​You need to be at least 13 years old to fill out this form and have discussed it with a family member. Please check the below boxes and then continue on to the survey!

How Much Time Do You Spend Caregiving?

Privacy Policy is here. This is an informational survey only. We will keep the information in this form private. We will not share your information with anybody else. We will not share your email address. There are no fees associated with any part of this process. Everything you share here is completely confidential.