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.

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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Davis and Buddy

August 1, 2020

“Being a part of the AFK organization, I have had amazing experiences and created friendships that will last forever. I …

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Jake and Buddy

July 2, 2020

My first year of friendship with my buddy has been amazing and I could not have asked for a better mentoring …

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Jake and Buddy

June 3, 2020

Being a mentor has been an amazing experience for me. Getting closer with my buddy over the past 2 almost …

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