Welcome to American Association of Caregiving Youth!
Vision of AACY – to be the national resource for the support of youth who are caring for ill, injured, elderly or disabled family members so they experience a bit of childhood and achieve success in school and life.
Mission of AACY – to increase awareness about youth caregiving and foster the replication of the Caregiving Youth Project model within Florida and the US; to provide direct and indirect support services for youth caregivers and their families; and, to establish the Caregiving Youth Institute.
Who are Caregiving Youth?
Caregiving Youth are children and adolescents who are 18 years of age or younger and who provide significant or substantial assistance, often on a regular basis, to relatives or household members who need help because of physical or mental illness, disability, frailty associated with aging, substance misuse, or other condition. Learn more!
The Caregiver Space is an online community for caregivers of all ages. As an initiative of the Caregiving Youth Institute to connect children across the United States who are caring for ill, injured, elderly or disabled family members, the American Association of Caregiving Youth® now hosts a Caregiving Youth Forum and a biweekly chat on The Caregiver Space. You may access both the forum and the chat by registering for free at www.thecaregiverspace.org.
The Great Charity Challenge (GCC) was a great & successful event. The AACY team came in 24th winning $20K! Thank you to the AACY Team Sponsor the Cherry Family, the Corporate Sponsor Enterprise Rental Car, the event hosts Mark & Katherine Bellissimo, the Executive Director of the GCC Anne Carolin Valtin, our board member Abbi and her daughter Hannah, and to the AACY Team riders. An event like no other made possible by many!
AACY and the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine Produced:
"A School-Based Intervention to Support a Hidden Population in Need" Power Point Presentation
spend nearly 2 hours a day as caregivers
READ PRESS RELEASE - AACY LAUNCHES CAREGIVING INSTITUTE
Treasure Talk is a free monthly exciting e-newsletter brimming full of activities and tips that are designed especially for and by Caregiving Youth but also of interest to other youth and adults.
You can sign up for Treasure Talk, view current and past issues, and even look at some of the our archived Newsletters by clicking here.