Athletes For Kids Is Not Just About Sports

Our program is focused upon building supportive, mentoring relationships between high school athletes and children who have disabilities and special needs of all kinds.

Impact Stories

Every month we highlight our mentors and buddies stories of kindness, acceptance and inclusion.

Athletes for Kids by the numbers

Buddies and Mentors
Since 2002
Buddies and Mentors
Currently Active
Total Mentoring Hours
Completed in 2018
High School Chapters
in Washington

Make a Real Difference

Athletes for Kids is not about sports. It is about much more. We believe that modeling acceptance, inclusion, and respect of all individuals transforms and strengthens our communities.

Mentoring Children

Mentoring Children

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.

Youth Development

Youth Development

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.

Community engagement

Community Engagement

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 Auction

We invite you to be inspired by the impact of inclusion and acceptance at our annual Beneath the Same Sky auction benefiting the AFK Youth Mentoring program

 

AFK Community and Partners

We are gracious for the support from our partners and community

 

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