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.

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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Chat and Buddy

January 11, 2022

I have been matched with my buddy for nearly a year now and I can’t remember a time when I didn’t …

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Hunter and Buddy

December 6, 2021

I have been matched with my buddy for almost three years now. As much of an impact I have had …

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Jack and Buddy

November 30, 2021

My mentorship with my buddy has been amazing. We got matched before quarantine, so we were able to hang out …

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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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