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Future pet store owner looking for mentor who likes animals

Here is a child from the Brainerd area who is waiting for a Kinship Partner Mentor.

Nikki is 9 and enjoys doing lots of “girlie” things and wants to spend some one-on-one time with a woman. At school she likes math, art, and the computer lab. At home she enjoys playing board games and bike riding.

When asked what she would like to do with her Kinship Partner Mentor she said she would like to bake, bike ride, watch a movie, and go to the waterpark.

Nikki describes herself as happy, active, artistic, and fun-loving. She wants to work in a pet store when she grows up.

Nikki lives with her dad and two siblings and would like a Kinship Partner that likes animals.

Could you find an hour or two in your week to spend time with Nikki or any of the other kids who are waiting for a Kinship Partner Mentor?

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

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 the ages of 5-14.

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