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.

Athletes for Kids by the Numbers

Buddies and Mentors since 2002
Currently active mentors and buddies
High school chapters in Washington state
Mentoring hours recieved last year

We are making a difference

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.

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Give Big Smiles

The countdown to GiveBig is about to start. Make sure to save the date: Wednesday, May 8th and get ready to give big smiles and support AFK.

We are gracious for the support from our partners and community