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Consider mentoring a child like Carly or others during National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring month. Our goal this month is to “wipe out our waiting list”. Over 50 children are waiting for that special adult to come along to be their friend. Seriously consider becoming a mentor – You are Ready!

Who: Carly

Age: 11-years-old

Where: Brainerd

Interests: Horseback riding, swimming, outside activities, snowmobiling, skating, sledding, arts and crafts

What would you like your adult partner to be like? “A woman who is nice, active and likes to swim would be perfect. She should also be willing to talk about my dad who recently died.”

Current number of children waiting for partners: 31 boys; 22 girls

Carly and her younger brother are new to the Brainerd area and are dealing with the recent death of their father. Carly would benefit greatly from being able to spend time each week with a positive, fun adult partner.

Kinship Partners serves families in Crow Wing and southern Cass counties by providing positive role models to youth from the ages of 5 to 14? We have offices in Brainerd, Pequot Lakes and Crosby. Help us to WIPE OUT OUR WAITING LIST!

For more information about Kinship Partners or any of the children on our waiting list, call (218) 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.
(218) 855-5889