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The Voice of America has recorded a radio program with Dr. Siskowski titled:

Help for Children Caregivers: American Association of Caregiving Youth

  June 9, 2016

Hosted by Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

It can be accessed here


 The New York times has published :

Supporting Children Who Serve as Caregivers
By: Jane E. Brody , New York Times
Personal Health May 23, 2016 6:31 am
Read it here


We were recently featured in an article, American Association of Caregiving Youth Supports Invisible Family Heroes.  If you're interested in Florida Real Estate, check out what they have to offer for Boca Raton, FL Homes for Sale.


Dispute Partners with the American Association of Caregiving Youth 

Dispute Logo 160x40, one of the nation's fastest growing providers of consumer medical billing advocacy and negotiation services, today announced a new partnership with the American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY) . Through this partnership, the AACY will be able to recommend Dispute’s personalized review and consultation services for families facing medical expenses. This partnership is designed to give relief to AACY and to AACY families by leveraging Dispute’s national network of experienced medical billing advocates to identify potential cases of overbilling, error, and fraud.Link to our landing page with our new partner (disputebills.com) - http://asamember.disputebills.com/aacytrial/


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.


Lynne Durbin and Connie Siskowski recently were recently interviewed by The Indiana Youth Institute.  Read More and Access the Radio Interview Here


Link to Caregiving Youth Project of Palm Beach County


Video: A School-Based Intervention to Support a Hidden Population in Need

by The American Academy of Pediatrics

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




Missed the Boat?
See the Hearts and Soles Presentation Here

Digital media presentation from our November 5th, 2016  9th annual Hearts & “Soles” dinner

 Caregiving Youth again goes national!
Read interview and comments by Dr. Connie Siskowski and Caregivng Youth Project (CYP) graduate, Bernise Luzincourt.
click here
 to read the Washington Post article.

Download the Palm Beach County School District's
2013 Wellness Promotion Policy Annual Report Here


Go directly to the Caregiving Youth Projuct Page Here

Click here for Caregiver Voices 

Listen Connie Siskowski's latest Radio interview
on 101.5 LITE FM (Miami Lite) here

The Strengths Foundation produced the most definitive article to-date about AACY and the people we help.  You can read the article and experience the videos by clicking on The Positive Spirit logo.


 Impacted by caregiving for her father who has diabetes, Kandisha missed a year of school. Recorded by Rammy Assaf, MD/MPH student from U. of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Watch the video here.

Listen to Connie Siskowski's interview on Radio BYU's Talkworthy Radio Show

 With more than 400 national partners and their local affiliates, America's Promise Alliance is uniquely positioned to mobilize Americans to act. 
They have made a top priority of ending the high school dropout crisis.  The American Association of Caregiving Youth was spotlighted in their October Partner Newsletter; the article is available here.

 Read the Sun-Sentinel article :  

  "Few helping hidden caregivers. More than 1 million children struggle with school, sick family members" 


Hearts and Soles Brochure and Photos now available here!

 The American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY) is pleased to announce that CBS 12 Anchor/Reporter, Michele Wright, will emcee the organization’s Hearts & “Soles” Fundraising Dinner event, on Tuesday, February 28, 2013 (Click here for details).


AACY is proud to announce its successful vetting and selection by Extraordinary Charities in its inaugural directory publication of 51 nonprofit organizations in Palm Beach County. The directory is distributed and provided free of charge as a public service to AACY and others.  Its intent is to pair donors with local organizations that have budgets of not more than $3 million that may not be otherwise known and thus overlooked. The selection of AACY was made by an independent volunteer review panel with criteria of impact, accomplishment, sustainability, financial transparency and uniqueness. Clickhere to view the AACY write up and click below to view the entire publication.
Thank you




Now's the time to take advantage of the 2013 Hearts and Soles, Heroes Edition, Opportunities by clicking here.


AACY highlighted on Neall Conan's TALK OF THE NATION click here


Download the "2012 Economic Impact of CYP" Presentation 



Author Kristi Petersen Schoonover, a former youth caregiver to donate a portion of her new book profits to AACY
Read the article on her website here.



Author Kristi Petersen Schoonover, a former youth caregiver to donate a portion of her new book profits to AACY
Read the article on her website here.


American Association of Caregiving Youth; The Guadalupe Center; HANDY; and Women of Tomorrow recognized for commitment to increasing success in high school and beyond. Miami Dolphins star players, cheerleaders and front office staff honor students at surprise award presentations.

Read all about it here!
Watch the video here!


Sara Plachta Elliott, doctoral canditate at Brandeis University,

spent 2 years making this video:


Youth Caregivers' Stories



For Pediatric Health Providers:


Caregiving Youth: Hidden among Your Patients





Click here for our latest Press Release
Landmark Decision by School District


The Palm Beach County School District let us know that we have approval to award Caregiving Youth Project students with Community Service Hours.   Hours will be calculated and awarded based on the kids Level of Responsibility.



We regard this, on behalf of the students, a Landmark Decision!  It gives them validation and recognition for the work they are doing and helps to level the playing field for them.  More details when they become available.






Read about the CNN All Star Tribute here 


Look who's the Honorary Chairperson at Hearts and Soles



Results of End of Year Student Feedback


Latest Press Release - AACY® Hosts Holiday Celebration for Sell Out Crowd



Caregiving Youth Project video - courtesy of United Way.


Latest Press Release (with video) - Boca Raton Woman of Grace



How School Social Workers can Assist

Click Here to find Tips from the Caregiving Youth Project


Read the latest article about the Caregiving Youth Program on the
Hands on Tzedakah website

Check out the American Society on Aging's
Shining a Light on Young Caregivers



A music video of a song that tells of the truths and struggles about the affects of Alzheimer's disease. To hear and then have an opportunigty to purchase the song, please click the link: 







how can you help

Please help us financially so the hidden population of caregiving youth becomes visible and receives support to help them have success at school and in their lives!

I am a Teen Caregiver

 Resource Book  

I am a teen caregiver EditedReaders will get a frank description of the challenges faced by many teen caregivers. Teens who are immersed in this life already can find resources and organizations for support, as well as sound advice for coping in tough times. Check Library or buy at: Amazon  or Rosen Publisher



Small Connie
Connie Siskowski

As a child I took care of my Grandfather.
How I wish there had been an AACY for me then!


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