What We Do
Athletes for Kids envisions a community where children of all abilities are
Athletes for Kids serves children in 1st through 9th grades who have special needs and 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. Once a mentorship is formed the pair will meet two to four times a month.
Mentor candidates are referred to our program by other AFK Mentors, Coaches, Athletic Directors, Teachers, and Community members. Every applicant must pass a thorough screening and background check before being accepted into our program. Once selected they are required to attend an intense training followed by monthly meetings to receive ongoing support, guidance, and training.
Athletes for Kids and the Legion of Youth
Boeing and The Seattle Seahawks connect community organizations that support youth throughout the Northwest. This year they selected Athletes for Kids to participate in the Legion of Youth. Sixteen AFK Buddies and eight current mentors were honored to be a part of this amazing opportunity. For more information about the Legion of Youth and photos click here!
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Athletes for Kids was honored to be a Spirit of 12 Junior partner with the Seattle Seahawks and Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. The opportunity to sell Seahawks Yearbooks at 7 pre-season training camps followed by selling Game Day programs at the Seahawks vs. The Bears game was amazing and helped us raise over $19,000.
We are so grateful to the Seattle Seahawks and Paul G. Allen Family Foundation for allowing us to show our Spirit of 12!