Caregiving Youth Projects
To achieve our mission of recognizing, supporting, and promoting the awareness of dual role youth who are both students and young caregivers within their families, we have set up the Caregiving Youth Projects. Click on the links on the left to learn more.
GROWN UP KIDS
One of our latest projects involves SYMON PRODUCTIONS. Symon Productions is currently raising production funds to bring the plight of children caregivers to the public. The production company is headed by multi-Emmy-award winning writer/producer Robyn Symon, with 25 years of broadcast experience both in front of and behind the camera.
The production, GROWN UP KIDS, is a one-hour feature documentary offering a rare glimpse into the lives of child caregivers who have been forced to give up their childhood. It’s the story of their struggle and their courage and what can be done to give them hope for a better future.
The film is a journey following the transformation of a group of kids throughout one year at Boca Raton Community Middle School in South Florida who participate in a project to identify students who are child caregivers. The project not only offers them support in a variety of ways but also strives to promote awareness of their plight to other students, teachers, those in public policy, healthcare and the community at large.
Get more information and a clip at http://www.symonproductions.com/grown_up_kids.html