Stakeholder Quarterly Newsletter 2015 Q1


The national resource for the support of children who sacrifice their education, health, 

 well-being & childhood to provide care for family members who are ill, injured, elderly, or disabled.

We are excited to send you our first quarterly newsletter to highlight happenings at AACY and to demonstrate that we take seriously, the job of being good stewards of your grants and donations.   

The Caregiving Youth Project Works!

Your donations help AACY provide these many needs - driven services.

At the end of a recent Skills Building group, the students wrote that I learned....

     "How to control our stress & eat healthy."

     "How to make a better decision and how to control my feelings."

     "That not all the time you have to fight fire with fire.  Go to the water



CYP focuses on making a difference

Two Ways AACY Uses Your Donations

1. Many caregiving youth need academic support to achieve success.  AACY has designated grant funds for tutoring however they do not cover the needs so donations help provide this service.  We recruited a pool of certified teachers who tutor our students in need of targeted academic support. They often tutor the kids at home since they are unable to take advantage of other tutoring resources (if even available!) as they need to get right home after school. We have seen students go from C's and D's to A's and B's!

2.Often the parents or grandparent guardians of our children are unable to give them the advice and support they need to achieve their their own dreams and goals.  Thus you helped us begin M.A.C.Y. (Mentor A Caregiving Youth) pilot mentoring program.  AACY has recently achieved United Way's Mentor Network status in the process.  One of our widowed dads wanted a "mature woman" as a mentor to help his middle school daughter grow up and even to buy a bra - simple things many take for granted.    

Raising Awareness

Thanks to the pro-bono support of W2O in NY, this Content Capsule was created to tell the AACY story.  Watch & listen to their stories straight from caregiving youth; Thanks also for the donation of video equipment from Hands on Tzedekah.



Dr. Connie Siskowski and AACY were honored as Heroes Among Us
 at the Florida Panthers Game on March 19, 2015
Thank you Amy Kent for this nomination!


Hearts & "Soles"
photo by Marci Shatzman, Sun-Sentinel

Sportscaster Dick Stockton was honored at the Hearts & "Soles" benefit for donating his voice.

Click here to listen to his vodcast that was produced by The Educational Network. 

Recently Published

Phys.Org 16 March 2015, by Carolyn Bucior (PDF) 

The Great Charity Challenge

AACY was lucky to be selected for the Great Charity Challenge (GCC).  Thank you to the AACY Team Sponsor the Cherry Family, and the Corporate Sponsor Enterprise Rental Car.  The AACY team came in 24th winning $20K!  The event was hosted by Mark & Katherine Bellissimo, with the help of the Executive Director of the GCC Anne Caroline Valtin.  Abbi Bentz, AACY Board Secretary and her daughter Hannah, a horse woman, represented AACY.  An event like no other made possible by many!  

Great Charity Challenge 

Coming Soon

The First Lady of Florida Atlantic University will for the first time, be publicly sharing her story of caregiving for her mom.  All are welcome to attend the inaugural Caregiving Youth Institure Conference on April 23rd.
 Click here for more information

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Created on ... July 16, 2015