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CHILD IN NEED: Steven is in need of enthusiastic mentor

Who: 9-year-old Steven

Where: Brainerd

Interests: Steven is an active boy who enjoys video games, playing at the gym, bike rides, going to the park, snowball fights, sledding, checkers and a trip to McDonalds.

Personality Traits: Steven would describe himself as nice, helpful, happy, and active.

Current number of children waiting for partners: 23 boys; 17 girls

Steven lives with his grandmother and little sister. Steven has not had a lot of consistent adults in his life and could really use one. He would benefit from a caring man who is responsible, patient and is committed to the partnership. Steven is a high energy young man so his ideal partner would be one that could match his enthusiasm.

Did you know that Kinship Partners serves families in Crow Wing and 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.

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