“The first thing I do when I wake up each morning is go and make sure that my dad is OK,” says a member of the Caregiving Youth Project (CYP). “I need to check his blood sugar and prepare his insulin.” This middle school student is an only child; her mom died of breast cancer when she was 6. Prior to receiving support services from the CYP she had trouble focusing in class – now she’s an A-student. The CYP is a program of the American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY), which provides assistance to more than 560 middle and high school students and their families in Palm Beach County. Services include skill-building workshops, in-home assessments, tutoring and respite care. There are also fun activities such as Camp Treasure, picnics, computer services and a Holiday Celebration. AACY, founded by Connie Siskowski, partners with The School District of Palm Beach County to bring hope to caregiving youth who learn they are no longer alone.
$180 – For one month of respite care
$250 – Sponsorship of a child to attend Camp Treasure
$300 – In-home tutoring for a student, 5 sessions
1515 N. Federal Hwy., #218
Boca Raton, FL 33432