Athletes For Kids serves children in 1st through 9th 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.
Happenings at AFK
Beneath the Same Sky Dinner Auction is Coming Up! Please join other members of the Athletes For Kids community at the Beneath the Same Sky Dinner Auction on Thursday, October 19 in Bellevue. This event is also a fun way to meet staff, Board members, other AFK families, and community supporters. This year we will…
A Night To Remember! Our Mentor Celebration Dinner took place on May 21 was a beautiful celebration of the mentorships AFK provides. More than 260 mentors, buddies, families, and community members came out to celebrate our graduating senior mentors and their commitment to their buddies.
Bowling With Buddies Was A Perfect Game! We raised over $13,000 for our mentorship program and brought the AFK community together. New friendships, Smiles, and FUN! #athletesforkids
The Spirit of 12 Partners Programs Athletes for Kids was selected as a 2015 Junior Partner for the Spirit of 12 Partners program with the Seattle Seahawks and Paul G Allen Family Foundation!