Athletes for Kids Recognized as Top Mentoring Program
Athletes for Kids was just named an Expert Partner by Mentoring Works Washington. Athletes for Kids achieved Expert level through a rigorous, guided evaluation process that is based on over 20 years of national research and experienced practitioner insight. The process includes ongoing assistance from Mentoring Works Washington, to develop and implement a 12-month Improvement & Innovation Plan. Mentoring Works Washington is one of 28 statewide non-profits dedicated to expanding the number of youth mentored, building best practices in youth mentoring programs, and innovating improvements based on local rigorous research.
This designation means that Athletes for Kids is committed to following quality best practices that help ensure the community’s youth and volunteers are safe and that they experience mentoring relationships that result in positive outcomes.
To achieve Expert status, Athletes for Kids completed the Quality Mentoring Assessment Path, or QMAP, and follows 100% of its outlined best practices. Out of around 150 mentoring programs in Washington, only 6 have become an Expert Partner in the first three years of the statewide program.
MENTOR CELEBRATION DINNER
Athletes for Kids hosted its annual mentor celebration on Sunday May 22, 2015. Thank you to everyone who attended and helped us make this a very special and memorable event.
BOWLING WITH BUDDIES
A “PERFECT GAME”!
Athletes for Kids held a Bowling with Buddies event at TechCity Bowl on March 13th. We had 90 mentors, buddies and families attend. We raised over $13,000 for our mentorship program and brought the AFK community together. Thank you to everyone who participated in this amazing event!
AFK and the LEGION OF YOUTH
Boeing and The Seattle Seahawks connect community organizations that support youth throughout the Northwest. This year they selected Athletes for Kids to participate in the Legion of Youth. Sixteen AFK Buddies and eight current mentors were honored to be a part of this amazing opportunity.