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Athletes For Kids

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  • EIN 81-0552451
  • 3020 Issaquah Pine-Lake Road #254 Sammamish WA 98075 USA

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adult & Child Matching Programs, Children & Youth, Community & Neighborhood Development, Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Economic Development, Human Services, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Our mission is to enhance the lives of children with special needs and the high school athletes who mentor them. We believe that modeling acceptance, inclusion, and respect of all individuals transforms and strengthens our communities.

Programs: Athletes for Kids is a youth mentoring program that serves children in 1st-9th grades who have special needs and disabilities of all kinds. We match these children with high school athletes in a one-to-one mentoring relationship to learn from each other and positively impact each other’s lives.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

I have been a part of Athletes for Kids for three years now and the experiences that I have had with my buddy have gone beyond my expectations. I'm so thankful to be with a program that directly affects my own community, and seeing my buddy mature has been the most rewarding experience in my life. I can only hope that the friendship I have with my buddy will last beyond my high school years. I would recommend AFK to any parent with a son/daughter in need of a mentor, role model, or friend. In addition, I recommend this organization to any athlete who wants to have a positive influence on a child's life - it will be life changing for you as well!


Rating: 5

This is such a great organization that really makes a difference. Mentors gain as much as their buddies do from the experience.


Rating: 4

I love working for Athletes for Kids, it is a great organization that helps alot of kids that really need it. What else can you ask for!


Rating: 5

My son joined AFK as a Mentor two years ago. It has been the most amazing experience and has created a relationship between my son and his child that will last a lifetime. AFK has taught my son so many lifelong lessions and given him confidence, responsibility and compassion. AFK is a wonderful organization!