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Waiting for a Mentor: Wanted: A best friend

Have you ever had the honor of being a child's best friend? What a thrill to see a beautiful smile and trusting eyes, and what an honor to catch a troubled look or hear about a serious problem.

This is what mentoring is; just being you and being available.

Sara is going into kindergarten and will proudly show you she can write her name. She likes to draw, play with dolls and be read to. This little girl loves to learn new things and is great on the monkey bars. Playing a musical instrument is a dream of hers.

There is a child in our community who could be your "best friend." You can change a life and it just might be yours.

Kinship Partners serves families in Crow Wing County, southern Cass County and the Staples/Motley area by providing positive role models to youth from the ages of 5 to 14. We have offices in Brainerd, Pequot Lakes, Crosby and Staples.

For more information about any of the kids on our waiting list, call 218-829-4606, toll free at 877-730-5437 or visit our website at