At the heart of the AFK mentorship program are stories. Stories of kindness, acceptance and inclusion. Of mentors, buddies and of their friendship—which has a lifetime impact.

Gabe and Buddy

March 6, 2023

When I discovered Athletes for Kids during my junior year I immediately applied. My younger cousin was on the spectrum, …

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Marcelo and Buddy

February 2, 2023

I joined Athletes for Kids right before my junior year and I have been meeting with my buddy well over …

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Kaylia and Buddy

January 6, 2023

I have been matched with my buddy for more than a year, and I have really enjoyed all the time …

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Ben and Buddy

September 7, 2022

I have been a part of Athletes for Kids since September of last year and meeting with my buddy is …

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Noah and Buddy

July 28, 2022

Hanging out with my buddy is one of, if not my favorite part of my week. We love building Hot …

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Spencer and Buddy

July 13, 2022

I have been matched with my buddy for over a year now. It’s been amazing to be able to see …

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Ethan K and Buddy

June 7, 2022

“Joining the Athletes for Kids program has exponentially increased my character development through the last three years of my life …

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Ethan and Buddy

May 24, 2022

“I couldn’t help but feel a little nervous the first time I met my buddy. These feelings were quickly washed …

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Rylan and Buddy

April 5, 2022

This past year and a half have been an incredible experience. I cherish every moment I get to spend with …

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David and Buddy

February 7, 2022

It is crazy to me how I have been matched with my buddy for almost two years, the time flew …

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