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.

Kaylia and Buddy

January 6, 2023

Impact Story – Eastlake High School mentor Kaylia speaks on her experiences mentoring as a part of the program.

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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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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