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.
News and Events
Open House Fundraiser Saturday April 28th, 8:30am to 12pm Sasquatch Crossfit, Redmond Have you ever wondered what Crossfit is all about? Grab some friends and join us at Sasquatch, Redmond for a fun introduction. The morning will include some basic workouts for guests to try, paleo bake sale, tea/coffee, raffle and attendance from other local…Read More
Soccer Mini-Camp and Activity Day Sunday March 25, 2:00-3:30 Eastlake High School, Sammamish You are invited to an afternoon full of fun, soccer, and non-sports related activities hosted by the EHS soccer team. This is an all-inclusive and safe event for AFK girls, boys, and siblings. Mentors are invited and encouraged to attend. Please RSVP…Read More
“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