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In search of a ‘big brother’

• Who: Danny.

• Age: 6.

• Hometown: Brainerd.

• Interests: Danny likes school, bowling, bike riding, swimming, fishing and anything to do with firemen or policemen.

• Personality traits: Danny is a great kid who is very energetic.

• Current number of children waiting for partners: 28 boys, 21 girls.

Danny lives with his mom and his dad. He says he would like a partner to go boating with and he would like to learn to help others. Danny would greatly benefit from having a caring guy in his life that would spend one-on-one time with him and who would be someone he could look up to like a big brother. He would like to meet some more kids his age so a family partnership might work well, also. Danny describes himself as nice, fun and a fast runner. He hopes to be a fireman or a policeman when he grows up.

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.

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