Athletes For Kids Is Not About Sports
It is about life changing mentorships between high school athletes and children who
have disabilities and special needs of all kinds
Thank You Fairway Independent Mortgage
We’d like to express heartfelt appreciation to everyone at Fairway Mortgage Kirkland for selecting us as their charity of the quarter! Thank you for your generous support.
Athletes for Kids ( AFK), is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating communities where children of ALL abilities are celebrated. We are much much more than that.
Athletes For Kids serves children in 1st through 9th grade who have special needs or disabilities of all kinds. We carefully match each child with a qualified high school athlete who commits to mentoring a child for one to three years. We believe that modeling acceptance and inclusion strengthens and transforms our communities.
LEADERSHIP & YOUTH
Our program is distinctive in that it pairs a high school athlete with a child in a developing mentorship. Each mentorship is as unique as the two students involved. The student athletes undergo intensive trainings both as a group and in one-on-one sessions. They receive ongoing support, guidance and instruction so that they may become the compassionate leaders of tomorrow.
Our mentorships help children who have special needs reach their potential by developing greater self-confidence, self-esteem, and essential life skills. Our mentorships help our student athletes develop character, leadership skills, and commitment. Our communities benefit by these mentorships which foster positive environments where all children are treated with dignity and respect.
Our partners and sponsors are awesome. They are the movers and shakers of the community and the backbone of AFK.
LET'S GET STARTED
Write to us below, connect on social media, or contact us directly for any questions about AFK.
3020 Issaquah Pine Lake Rd #254
Sammamish, WA 98075
Mary Queen of Peace Church
1121 228th Avenue SE, C138
Sammamish, WA 98075