YOUTH INITIATIVES

You are not alone – connect with other youth carepartners

Youth Initiatives connects young carepartners to ensure they walk this journey united and never alone. Through our annual Youth Summit, bi-monthly Light Club sessions, and more, we are growing an alliance of young carers.

Youth Summit

A FREE one-day virtual youth summit for young people to share similar journeys

A free single day virtual event that will unite tween, teens and young adults across the country who are living with a parent/guardian diagnosed with younger-onset dementia.

Our life at home turned upside down when my Dad was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s. I understand how tough it is for families to live this disease. I lost so much of my dad it seemed like overnight and no one understood my new life. My mom decided to start Lorenzo’s House out of the love she has for my Dad, my brother and me. It’s a place where families can heal and those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias can get really good and interesting care.

As an extension of Lorenzo’s House, I suggested to my mom that we create a place for youth, specifically those with a parent diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s. Too many young carepartners, with a parent or guardian diagnosed are alone, quietly struggling and need support. This is the roots of Lorenzo’s Youth Summit: a place where youth come together – to be united, heard and inspired.

– Lucas Cose

We’re excited to have you join us for Lorenzo’s Youth Summit on Saturday, June 17, 2023! Register Below!

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Lorenzo’s Youth Summit!

Family Night

A heartfelt and inspiring evening for families living with younger-onset dementia

We will raise our voices and build community – an in-person, free event with music, food and fun.

Friday, June 2nd

Millennium Hall
11 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60602
5pm – 8pm CT
*Underground parking available

Light Club Registration

TWEENS (ages 9-13) from 6-7pm CT

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TEENS (ages 14-19) from 7:15-8:15pm CT

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YOUNG ADULTS (ages 20-30) from 8:30-9:30pm CT

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ALL AGES WELCOME from 7:30-8:30pm CT 

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Lorenzo’s House Youth Carepartners

Stories and testimonials from our youth.