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Youth Caregivers Initiative

There are over 1.4 million youth caregivers from age 8-18 in the U.S. This “Hidden Population” suffers from a systemic lack of support from their schools and communities which can have dire consequences for a youth’s ability to succeed. In 2015, after multiple encounters with youth caregivers, the Board of Directors of Caregivers Outreach Mentorship Empowerment (C.O.M.E) decided to expand beyond its dynamic work with adult family caregivers and establish the Youth Caregivers Initiative (YCI). Prior to that

time, there was only one other organization  in the U.S. solely dedicated to providing support to youth caregivers, the American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY).

YCI History/Purpose


The Youth Caregiver Initiative focuses it’s work in three Programmatic areas with a goal of making substantive and far reaching impact in the Youth Caregiving Landscape:  

  1. The SHARKS Program- Direct Student Services

  2. Advocacy/Education

    • Our 2019-2020 legislative agenda will be available this fall.

    • Want to host a Youth Caregiver Training at your school or business? Find out more HERE

  3. Research and Convener 

    • Our 2020 Research Agenda will be available this fall.

    • Join us for the 1st Annual Youth Caregiver Initiative Symposium!

Caregivers Outreach

Mentorship Empowerment, Inc.


Providing a Road Map for Caregivers