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Athletes For Kids
Last updated on March 7, 2014

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Athletes For Kids creates communities where all kids are celebrated. Our mission is to change the lives of children with disabilities and special needs and to improve our communities by educating youth and modeling inclusion and acceptance.

Description:
Athletes For Kids is a youth mentoring program that specifically serves children with special needs and disabilities of all kinds.
The “Kids” in our name are children grades 1-8 being mentored by our program.
The “Athletes” are high school athletes who make a commitment to mentor one child for the duration of their high school career.
Athletes For Kids creates communities where all children of all abilities are celebrated. We do this by providing dedicated young mentors to children who are in need of a friend.

History:
Founded on the idea that friendship has the power to restore a child’s faith in life, we were incorporated as a non‐profit in 2002. Since that time, we have grown from a small group at one school to an organization serving families in Issaquah, Sammamish, Bellevue, Redmond, and surrounding areas.

Contact people:

 Teresa Bretl, Executive Director, (phone), (email)
Gretchen Van Dyke, Assistant Director, (email)


Main office number: (425) 260-2109

Address:

 3020 Issaquah-Pine Lake Rd. #254
Sammamish, WA 98075
This location is handicap accessible
(See a map)

Web Site: http://www.athletesforkids.org

Directions:

 This is our mailing address only. Our office is currently located in the basement of MQP Catholic Church in Sammamish.

Miscellaneous Information

Liability
Yes
Does your organization welcome court-ordered community service volunteers?
No
Does your organization have volunteer positions for youth 12-18?
Yes
Last updated on March 7, 2014

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