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Child in Need: Mentor wanted for the new kid in town

Brandon is “the new kid in town”; an easy going first grader who has been here about six months. He lives with his mom and has very little contact with his dad, who does not live in the area. He has made friends at school but would really benefit from an adult man to do “guy stuff” with.

School is fun for Brandon; he likes to learn new things. Currently he is learning about rocks and bugs and really enjoys it. Brandon is interested in being in the Army or working with computers when he grows up but for now he would like to explore new things with a mentor. Activities like fishing, snowmobiling, model building, football, baseball and wrestling — basically, just about any sport or adventure.

Kinship Partners serves families in Crow Wing County, southern Cass County and the Staples/Motley area by providing positive role models to youth from the ages of 5 to 14. We have offices in Brainerd, Pequot Lakes, Crosby and Staples.

FOR MORE information about Kinship Brandon or any of the kids on our waiting list, call 218-829-4606, toll free at 877-730-5437 or 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