What We Do
Athletes for Kids envisions a community where children of all abilities are
Athletes for Kids serves children in 1st through 9th grades who have special needs and disabilities of all kinds.
We carefully match each child with a qualified high school athlete who commits to mentoring a child for one to three years. Once a mentorship is formed the pair will meet two to four times a month.
Mentor candidates are referred to our program by other AFK Mentors, Coaches, Athletic Directors, Teachers, and Community members. Every applicant must pass a thorough screening and background check before being accepted into our program. Once selected they are required to attend an intense training followed by monthly meetings to receive ongoing support, guidance, and training.
AFK’s First Ambassador
We are excited to announce Washington native, Courtney Vandersloot of the Chicago Sky as AFK’s first ever Ambassador! Keep your eyes open for opportunities to meet Courtney, see a WNBA game, and many other opportunities.Let’s learn about Courtney Read more…
Thank you to all who supported Athletes for Kids 2015 “Beneath the Same Sky” Auction/Fundraiser on October 29th. We had a very successful event and couldn’t have done it without all of you! A special thank you to all of our auction volunteers too!
Athletes for Kids has been selected as a Junior Partner for the Spirit of 12 Partners program with the Seattle Seahawks and Paul G Allen Family Foundation!
We are so excited about this partnership!