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Child in Need- June 13

Here is a child from the Brainerd area who is waiting for a Kinship Partner Mentor. Samantha has been waiting for 6 months.

Samantha will be fourteen in July and she is delightful. Like many teenagers Samantha wishes to foster a connection to her community and be more involved. Aside from community involvement Samantha would like someone to take her horseback riding, give and receive make-overs, and just be a consistent presence in her life.

Samantha’s father died when she was six, and she has a hard time getting along with mom’s boyfriend. The ideal mentor would be someone who is able to be consistently there for her and willing to listen.

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 Kinship Partners or any of the kids on our waiting list, Call (218) 829-4606, or toll free at (877)730-5437 or visit our website at

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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