American Association of Caregiving Youth



The American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY) began as a nonprofit corporation in 1998 which was founded to serve people who were homebound and caregiving families. Headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, AACY is the only organization in the U.S. dedicated solely to addressing caregiving youth issues. The agency serves youth who care for chronically ill, injured, elderly, or disabled family members, support their role as caregivers, safeguard, and celebrate their success in school and life.



2022-2023 United Way Funded Programs

Caregiving youth are identified through an eligibility process in sixth grade and continue through high school graduation. The population served is 84% minorities and from financially insecure households who are often victims of health disparities through no fault of their own. Through the program’s many services, in and out of school and at home, 95% of middle schoolers progress to the next grade. Students and their families receive needs-driven and prioritized services for more than five years, thus helping them to be on the road to academic and personal success.


The overwhelming majority of caregiving youth come from financially insecure households and are minorities. The Caregiving Youth Project provides services to help these students progress to the next grade level, graduate from high school, and continue to post secondary education or careers.