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Jan. 16 Child in Need

Need a New Year’s Resolution that will surely inspire and motivate you?

Consider becoming a mentor to a child. There’s no better time “to pay it forward” than during January’s National Mentoring Month. Help Kinship Partners reach its goal of recruiting 50 mentors during this month.

Meet Ellie, a kindergarten student from Pine River. She is 5 years old and hopes to find someone who enjoys trips to the park, baking and vanilla ice cream like she does! Mom describes Ellie as a big helper around the house with an outgoing personality and a love for art and being outdoors.

The most successful mentoring relationships are built around common shared activities and interests. Kinship Partners provides the support, structure and supervision needed to insure a safe and positive relationship. You only need to be yourself — a caring adult, willing to spend time with a child who needs a role model.

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 Ellie or any of the kids on our waiting list, call 218-829-4606 or toll free 877-730-5437. Visit our website at

Mentoring — Make it your New Year’s Resolution!

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