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ATHLETES FOR KIDS
November 30, 2012

My son is an AFK buddy, and we couldn't be more pleased with the relationship between our son and his AFK mentor. It has truly been life-changing for us. As a special needs child with autism, it is difficult for my son to make friends. As such, he doesn't get many invitations to have play dates with neighbor or school children. This is where an AFK mentor makes a world of difference. My son's mentor comes over once a week and plays with my son for at least an hour, doing whatever it is my son wants to do. Some of their outings have been to swimming, the park, and now that the cooler weather is here, there are a lot of weekends spent making movies using the various toys my son has. My son's self-esteem has increased dramatically since being matched with an AFK mentor. His confidence has grown in ways we as his parents simply cannot help him do. Having someone closer to his age whom he respects and enjoys spending time with has really broadened his horizons. And his mentor - there aren't enough good things I could say about him! He's here every week, despite all of his commitments with football and school, and he'll do pretty much anything for my son. He's such a great sport :) I'm absolutely thrilled that we have this opportunity available to us!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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