Athletes For Kids serves children in 1st through 12th grade who have a recognized disability or special need. We carefully match each child with a qualified student athlete who commits to mentoring a child for one to three years.
Our goal is to assist mentors in developing strong values and character so they become leaders, role models, game-changers, and effective contributors to society. We do this by providing an intensive new mentor training, followed by monthly meetings where they receive ongoing training and support.
Athletes For Kids provides opportunities for youth and adult members of the community to participate in, volunteer at, or attend safe and inclusive local events. Our goal is to foster healthy communities, where acceptance and inclusion of youth with all abilities is a priority.
Beneath the same sky 2017
Children with disabilities often feel isolated and have fewer friends. "Athletes For Kids was a light of hope that brought my son out of the isolation that resulted from his disability." - AFK Mentee Parent
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“Special people work with special needs children, and our next group has a unique way to make a perfect match. It’s called Athletes For Kids; they pair high school athletes with special needs students. Who benefits more is up for debate.” – American Graduate host, Soledad O’Brien Athletes For Kids was featured as a successful…Read More