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CHILD IN NEED: Continuing mentorship awareness month

January is National Mentoring Month. As a result, Kinship is challenging the Brainerd community to come together and wipe out Kinship’s waiting list. Currently, there over 50 children waiting for someone like you to step up and become a mentor. No special skills are needed.

Who: 11-year-old Sasha and 9-year-old Jenna

Where: Brainerd

Interests: Sasha and Jenna are crazy about animals. Sasha would like to be a veterinarian and Jenna wants to work at a pet store when they grow up. Besides animals the girls would like to learn how to ice skate and get involved in girl scouts.

Personality Traits: Out of the two girls Sasha is the quieter and more sensitive. She describes herself as happy, quiet, shy, friendly, and artistic. Jenna is more outgoing and has a lot of energy. She describes herself as active, athletic, fun-loving, and happy.

Current number of children waiting for partners: 29 boys; 18 girls

Sasha and Jenna’s parents are divorced and they live with their dad. They are both excited to receive Kinship Partners, and they each would like a woman who is nice. They would benefit from an outgoing woman who could offer the girls a feminine perspective and new experiences.

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