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.

Payton and Buddy

March 1, 2024

I joined Athletes for Kids in the middle of sophomore year, and it has been one of my favorite parts […]

Doug and Buddy

January 30, 2024

My experience in Athletes for Kids has been completely different than what I imagined it would be. Joining the program, […]

Jonah and Buddy

January 30, 2024

Growth comes in many forms, mine came through my mentorship. My buddy is one of the most positive, genuine, and […]

Abhi and Buddy

January 30, 2024

I’ve loved spending these last few years with my buddy. He’s an incredibly talented, funny, and loving person who has been […]

Owen and Buddy

January 30, 2024

The experiences I’ve had as a mentor with Athletes for Kids have been very impactful. The ability to build a […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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