About Us

Athletes For Kids serves children in 1st-12th grades who have disabilities and special needs 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 meets two to four times a month.

Mentor candidates are referred to our program by other AFK Mentors, coaches, teachers, Athletic Directors, 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 intensive training, followed by monthly group meetings where they receive ongoing training and support from our Mentorship Coordinator. The training topics are all based on evidenced based best practices for mentoring.