November 20, 2009

Purpose Prize 2009 Winner - Connie Siskowski

Memories of caring for her grandfather as a pre-teen - giving him medication, even bathing him - often return to Connie Siskowski. She learned firsthand that managing the well-being of relatives at a young age leaves little time for homework or friends and brings stress no child should experience. Her own background guiding her, Siskowski started an organization in Palm Beach County, Florida, that facilitates support groups in middle schools, offers classes on life skills, and provides other resources to ease some of the responsibility and give young caregivers the chance to be kids.