The segment about Connie Siskowski and the Association of Caregiving Youth on the CNN Tribute program is available by clicking on the photo below.
The United Way of Palm Beach County
Caregiving Youth Across Generations. Past and present caregivers share their personal stories to explain and bring awareness to the life as a caregiving youth.
AACY is the only national organization dedicated to the support of kids who care for ill, injured, elderly or disabled family members. Conservative estimates of the number of caregiving youth nationwide exceed 1.4 million kids. AACY's model program, the Caregiving Youth Project, in full partnership with the School District of Palm Beach County, now serves more than 500 caregiving youth and their families in 8 middle schools and 17 area high schools. AACY needs and welcomes your support as the demand for its services for child caregivers continues to climb.
Caregiving youth are a hidden population. Their efforts are unseen but important.
This video uses a portion of the longer video "Little Mom"
Directed by Maria Fortiz-Morse for Stanford University's masters program in documentary film, used with permission.
Connie Siskowski's short discussion of the needs of caregiving youth.
A Santa Rosa Beach, FL 6th grader speaks out on Youth Caregiving and wins 1st place in her class for her critical thinking: Her mom doesn't want any flack as she reaches out to help us.