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George Snow Scholarship Foundation

George Snow Scholarship Foundation

DR. CONNIE SISKOWSKI
561-391-7401
VOLUNTEERS FOR THE HOMEBOUND & FAMILY CAREGIVERS

TIM SNOW
561-347-6799
GEORGE SNOW SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
BOCA RATON, FL.

Read what the Boca Raton News says about the Scholarships given to caregiving HS students
Boca Raton News - FL, USA



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF THE GEORGE SNOW SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION, THREE STUDENTS ARE BEING AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS BECAUSE IN ADDITION TO BEING EXCELLENT STUDENTS, THEY ALSO HOLD THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF A CAREGIVING YOUTH.  THE SCHOLARSHIPS WILL BE PRESENTED AT A RECEPTION ON MAY 24TH AT THE MEMORY AND WELLNESS CENTER OF FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY.  

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ANDREW SCHRAGER WHO IS GRADUATING FROM SANTALUCES COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL  IS THE RECIPIENT OF THE MARY LOU AND DANIEL SHEPARD FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP.  IN PREVIOUS YEARS THE SHEPARD FOUNDATION HAS AWARDED A SCHOLARSHIP TO A STUDENT WHO IS EMPLOYED.  "FAMILY CAREGIVING IS WORK THAT IS IN ADDITION TO ONE'S TYPICAL RELATIONSHIP RESPONSIBILTIES" STATES DR. CONNIE SISKOWSKI, WHO IS THE FLORIDA REPRESENTATIVE OF THE NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVER'S ASSOCIATION.
HANDS ON TZEDAKAH  HAS AWARDED A SCHOLARSHIP TO BRIAN KOPSTEIN OF OLYMPIC HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL AND THE WEST BOCA MEDICAL CENTER AUXILARY VOLUNTEER SERVICES  PROVIDED A SCHOLARSHIP FOR ANDREW GOODWIN WHO IS GRADUATING FROM BOCA RATON CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL.  THESE DESERVING AND COURAGEOUS YOUNG MEN HAVE BEEN ASSISTING A PARENT WITH A DISABILITY.  IN ADDITION TO HIS MOTHER, ANDREW GOODWIN HAS  ALSO HAD A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN CARING FOR HIS YOUNGER BROTHER WHO HAS A RARE DISORDER.  

THEIR STORIES REPRESENT EXAMPLES OF THE 1.4 MILLION CHILDREN WHO ARE YOUNG CAREGIVERS AND THE THOUSANDS OF YOUNG CAREGIVERS WHO LIVE IN PALM BEACH COUNTY.   YOUNG CAREGIVERS IN THE U.S. IS THE FIRST NATIONAL REPORT ABOUT CHILDREN-18 YEARS OF AGE AND UNDER WHO ARE CARING FOR A FAMILY MEMBER.  THE MAJORITY (72%) ASSIST A PARENT OR GRANDPARENT.  PALM BEACH COUNTY RESEARCH SHOWS A HIGHER THAN NATIONAL AVERAGE OF CHILDREN WHO ARE CAREGIVING.  THE COUNTY NOT ONLY HAS A HIGH POPULATION OF ELDERLY, IT ALSO IS HOME TO A HIGHER THAN AVERAGE NUMBER OF YOUNGER DISABLED PERSONS.  OFTEN YOUNGER PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE PARENTS WHO NEED ASSISTANCE.

BOCA RATON, FL IS THE HOME OF THE FIRST U.S. CAREGIVING YOUTH  PROJECT THAT SEEKS TO RAISE AWARENESS AND EDUCATION, CONDUCT RESEARCH AND DEVELOP A MODEL OF DIRECT SUPPORT SERVICES TO ASSIST STUDENT-CAREGIVERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.  THE PROJECT IS A PROGRAM OF VOLUNTEERS FOR THE HOMEBOUND AND FAMILY CAREGIVERS, A 501 (C)(3) NON-PROFIT AGENCY WHICH HAS BEEN SERVING THE COMMUNITY THROUGH BOCA RESPITE VOLUNTEERS SINCE 1998.

FOR  MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CAREGIVING YOUTH AND HOW YOUR HELP IS NEEDED, CALL 561-391-7401 OR VISIT WWW.AACY.ORG . 

Created on ... May 26, 2006

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