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• Who: Josh.

• Age: 8.

• Where: Brainerd.

• Interests: Playing outside, fishing, camping, riding bike, building things, board and video games.

• Why I want a partner: “It would be fun to have a grown-up guy to do fun things with.”

• Current number of children waiting for partners: 28 boys, 20 girls.

Josh is an only child who spends a lot of time with mom. He needs a guy in his life who will help him use his energy in a positive way. Someone who can teach, coach and be a friend would be ideal. An outdoors person is a must.

Kinship Partners serves families in Crow Wing and southern Cass counties by providing positive role models to youth from ages 5 to 14. Kinship has offices in Brainerd and Pequot Lakes and is in the process of again having a presence in Crosby. Kinship currently has 182 active partnerships in the Brainerd lakes area.

For more information about Kinship Partners or any of the children on the waiting list, call 829-4606, (877) 730-5437, email or go online to