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Child in Need

Kinship Partners is a nonprofit youth mentoring organization serving families in Crow Wing and southern Cass counties by providing positive role models to youth from ages 5 to 14. Here is a child from Brainerd who is waiting for a partner. 

• Who: 6-year-old Emily

• Where: Brainerd

• Interests: Dancing, singing, drawing, reading, swimming

• Personality Traits: Talkative, active, respectful, outgoing

• Why I want a Partner: “It would be fun to have a friend to go places with, share stories and bake cupcakes.” 

• Current number of children waiting for partners: 27 boys 22 girls

Emily is an active and fun 6-year-old looking for someone who can spend quality time with her one-on-one, is nice, and likes to be outside. Emily has a brother and sister who are also enrolled in the program, but is currently the only of her siblings who is still waiting for a Kinship Partner. 

For more information about Kinship Partners or any of the children on the waiting list, call 829-4606, (877) 730-5437 or email Visit Kinship’s website at