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.

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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Caroline and Buddy

June 3, 2020

Under the current circumstances that we are living in due to corona virus, I knew it would be difficult to …

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Bret and Buddy

June 3, 2020

ECHS Mentor Bret has gained so much from the mentorship with his buddy. The most significant thing I have gained …

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Garrett and Buddy

February 10, 2020

When I was approached by an Athletes for Kids representative, I was ecstatic about the thought of having an impact …

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Jackson and Buddy

January 16, 2020

When I first got matched with my buddy, I had no idea what to expect. I was nervous that I …

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