Alston for Athletes (AFA) is a family foundation dedicated to providing mental health resources to athletic directors, coaches, and student-athletes. We are fully committed to the mental development for the future generation of student-athletes.
Marcus Alston founded AFA in September of 2019 with one major goal: he didn't want student athletes to go through what he endured without a support system. He built a team of motivated individuals to help spread the message of promoting emotional, and mental well-being.
AFA's mission is to bring awareness to the importance of prioritizing mental health in athletics, advocate for change, and lower the barriers to entry for access to quality mental health services so that disadvantaged student-athletes can reach their peak on and off the field.
We advocate for mental health first aid training for coaches and provide scholarships to student-athletes struggling with mental health.
AFA is a community and outlet for student-athletes across the world!
We incorporate the 4A Method to instill important virtues into our student-athletes. Through our programs, we aim to have student-athletes practice aspects of the 4A Method in their daily lives.
Each principle of the 4A Method promotes striving towards being the best individual you can be. We want our student-athletes to set ambitious goals, while holding themselves accountable. Our goal is to bring emotional and mental health awareness to student-athletes in order to help them achieve their ambitious goals.