Restoring hope to minority and low-income youth and families by providing safe and affordable recreational and extra-curricular activities while focusing on the importance of character, education, and living a positive lifestyle.
AFES was created in 2004 by four friends, one of them being Charles Clayton, who decided that as young black males they need to do their part to help youth in the community. All of them had sports backgrounds, so that is where sports and "athletics" came in to play.
AFES started off with small sports camps and clinics with positive messages about school, anti-drugs, and domestic violence education. These are still core components of AFES's curriculum, along with other life lessons and character building.