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What we do:

The American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY®) mission is to recognize, support, and promote the awareness of dual role youth that are both students and caregivers within their families. AACY® strives to raise awareness through education, research and direct services in cooperation with social, education, healthcare, government and community corporations, organizations and agencies.

Caregiving Youth Project of Palm Beach County

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!




Missed the Boat?

See the Hearts and Soles Presentation Here


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" 


 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.

Looking for older front page articles?  Click Here

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In the pool at Camp Treasure 2013
Arts and Crafts - Camp Treasure 2013
Trust Fall- Camp Treasure 2013
Keith Bryant, Courage Award Recipient
Natasha and Stephanie Padilla with Shalene Schlenker
Brenda Hammerschmidt and Donna Drucker
Caregiver Month Proclamation
Pool Party Fun
Fun at the Pool
Fishing Trip Participants
Look who caught the biggest fish
Fishing Lessons
Cooking at Whole Foods
Cooking Class


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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Upcoming Events

Mon Apr 21 @02:00PM - 03:00PM
Dr. Siskowski on Ellen Reeves Show
Fri Apr 25 @08:00AM - 12:00PM
OK2Talk Palm Beach County Conference
Sun Apr 27 @08:00AM - 05:00PM
America's Nation Grad Nation Summit
Fri May 02
Camp Treasure Spring 2014
Tue May 06 @05:30PM - 07:30PM
Karaoke for a Cause


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