Are they often alone with little to no friends? In Washington State one program is pushing to stop this. Athletes For Kids youth mentorship program pairs high school athletes grades 10 and up with youth with disabilities from first grade to high school.
AFK program has a strong belief that by modeling acceptance, inclusion, and respect of all individuals transforms and strengthens our communities. Over 93% of the mentored children showed improvement in at least one of the following areas: confidence, self-esteem, social skills, happiness, and attitude towards school.