After submitting my paperwork for a buddy application, how long until my daughter/son gets matched?
Depending on availability of mentors in your area, the process can be between 2 weeks to 12 months
When are the new mentee parent orientations?
We hold new mentee parent orientations 3 times a year. We discuss mentor and mentee parent expectations as well as ways to become more involved in the AFK program
How do I register for the events?
On the first day of every month we send out our monthly newsletter with events and links to register. Click HERE to be added to our newsletter or visit the event section on our website and click on the event registration link.
What is a mentorship fee?
There are many costs associated with operating the AFK Youth Mentoring Program. Athletes For Kids spends approximately $1,200 to maintain and support each mentorship per year. We ask all mentee families for a nominal mentorship fee of $240/year, payable monthly, quarterly, or annually beginning once the child has been matched. Your contribution directly supports your child’s participation in the program. Full and partial scholarships are available for those who apply.
In what grade do I need to be to apply to become an AFK Mentor?
We accept high school athletes who are Sophomores or Juniors and study in one of our 12 current high school chapters: Bellevue High School, Eastlake High School, Eastside Catholic, Issaquah High School, Juanita High School, Lake Washington High School, Liberty High School, Mercer Island High School, Mount Si High School, Newport High School, Redmond High School, Skyline High School.