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The Caregiving Youth Project helps identify, recognize, educate and support students who care for ill, injured, elderly, or disabled family members. This allows caregiving youth to achieve success, have fun and make new friends, while promoting academic growth.
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RESOURCES -CAREGIVING SPACE
 

AACY and the Caregiver Space, an online community for caregivers of all ages, has teamed up to make it easier for our active and CYP Alum to get in touch with fellow Caregivers. You can join in the conversation in the forums and chats. You can share your story in a blog, or your creativity in the Art Corner. Get connected! You may access both the forum and the chat by registering for free at: 
www.thecaregiverspace.org  
 
ARE THERE ANY VETERANS IN YOUR FAMILY?  
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Palm Beach County has services that might be of assistance to your family.
http://www.pbcgov.com/communityservices/programs/humanservices/vetcom.htm 
 
BACK TO SCHOOL BASH  
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Back to School Bash will be August 6th. Keep your eyes open for the invitation in the mail. More information will be given in the July treasure talk!
 
HAVE YOU HEARD?  
Summer BreakSpot provides free nutritious meals to kids and teens 18 and under during summer break. To find a site location near you Visit:www.summerfoodflorida.org  
 
PALM BEACH COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM HELPS CREATE SAFER TEEN DIRIVERS  




Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens and nearly 40% of teens fail their driving tests the first time they take it. The Palm Beach County Library System (PBCLS) is helping create safer teen drivers. In partnership with Driving-Tests.org, the Palm Beach County Library System offers free, unlimited online access to Florida Driver Permit practice tests. Students of all ages can find everything they need to know about applying for and taking their Florida drivers test in one convenient online location. The tests and the corresponding Driver's Handbook are available on PBCLS website athttp://orion.pbclibrary.org/online-research.
 
SUMMER BOOST  




Call 561.391.7401 and speak with a Family Specialist if you are interested in receiving tutoring help during the summer.  We have certified teachers in all subjects.
 
COMMUNITY PARTNER - SOUTH PALM COMMUNITY CHURCH
 
The mom's group at South Palm is always willing to volunteer and make you, the caregiving youth students feel special and appreciated.  Most recently they put together gift bags for our graduating seniors.

They hold Sunday services and have activities for children of all ages at Park Vista Community High School, 7900 South Jog Road, Lake Worth, FL 33467.visit their website to learn more
Issue: #98 June 2016  
Dear Reader,
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Connie Siskowski, RN, Ph.D. Founder and President 

You may already know Mrs. Izzy Parrado who has just retired from being an award-winning guidance counselor.  What you may not know, is that she is also a officer on our AACY Board!  We are excited that now she is able to take an active role, on your behalf, to raise her strong voice to gain more recognition and support of your important caregiving work - in addition to your job of learning. Together, with your help as you share your stories, we can create change to improve the lives of more youth caregiving families.  Stay tuned!
 
MIDDLE SCHOOL  
Congratulations to all of our 8th grade students that are about to move on to high school in the Fall. CYP will continue to support you as you make this transition in life. Thank you all for completing the end of year questionnaires. Your input is important to continually improve the program and show our supporters your results.   

Students please prevent "Summer Slide" and get a head start on next year. Please call or email us if you need tutoring in any subjects. The tutoring can be in your home or in the community.  
 
CAMP TREASURE REUNION  
Camp Treasure Reunion will be held this year on Wednesday, July 6th at the FAU
campus in Boca Raton. The event is from 9am-4pm and includes swimming, a high ropes course, and many other fun activities and surprises for our students who have attended Camp Treasure before. If you have been to Camp Treasure and have not RSVP'd yet, please call our office at 561-391-7401 today to reserve your spot.
         
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CONTINUING CARE  
Congratulations to all of our 2016 graduates! Thank you Bethesda Hospital West for your hospitality for our Graduation Celebration. Thank
you South Palm Community Church for putting together gift bags for the graduates at the celebration held on June 2nd. Special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Firestone for awarding scholarships to six graduates. We are proud of all of you!!
 
 
CAREGIVING TIPS  
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Having the responsibility of giving a medicine seems like it should be ever so easy - yet is it?
 
WELCOME CINDY  
cyp logoCynthia Moreno, MS, MFT - Director of the Caregiving Youth Project
Cindy, the most recent addition to the AACY team, has nearly two decades of a strong background in management, mental health, child welfare and juvenile justice services.  Her areas of special expertise include prevention, crises intervention, family and couples' therapy, adolescent behavior and substance misuse.  She has also worked with children in the forster care system who have special mental health needs.
 
QUOTE OF THE MONTH  
 
 
Sincerely, 
Gerry Fallon
Editor
American Association of Caregiving Youth
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