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.

Kate and Buddy

October 9, 2021

My mentorship has been atypical, but it has been amazing. I was matched with my buddy during the pandemic, so …

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Morgan and Buddy

September 11, 2021

“I am very grateful for my buddy and our friendship. I always look forward to spending time with her and …

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Sophie and Buddy

August 9, 2021

“Each week I look forward to spending time with my buddy. Although we could only see each other through a …

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William and Buddy

July 18, 2021

Getting to meet with my buddy on a weekly basis has been an amazing experience. It has been awesome to …

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Ollie and Buddy

May 1, 2021

“Being with my buddy has been a truly unforgettable experience. Not only does he manage to make me laugh all …

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Ian and Buddy

April 5, 2021

“I remember when I first met my buddy; I could tell he had a lot to say, he just didn’t …

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Chelsea and Buddy

March 4, 2021

“I joined the Athletes for Kids program my sophomore year. I am currently a senior and I have grown so …

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Zachary and Buddy

February 3, 2021

“My buddy and I spend a lot of time talking about our dream cars. He has taught me countless facts …

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Derek and Buddy

October 16, 2020

“Being a mentor has been an incredible journey for me so far! I have formed a close bond with my …

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Sophia and Buddy

September 11, 2020

“Before becoming a part of the AFK program, I had always known that I love being with kids and being …

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