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Child in Need: Active boy in need of mentor

Meet Jared, a 6-year-old boy from Brainerd. He is bright, active, upbeat and heartwarming. Jared lives with his grandmother. He has no contact with his dad and very little with his mother.

Jared is athletic and is interested in all outdoor sports but especially enjoys soccer and playing catch with a baseball. His favorite classes at school are gym and music. Jared is very interested in BMX biking and is hopeful to learn more about it sometime. This winter he would like to learn how to ice fish and snowmobile.

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 Jared 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