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Child in need: Joseph is looking for a mentor to share in activities

Here is a child from the Brainerd are who is waiting for a Kinship Partner.

Joseph lives with his mom and would like a Kinship Partner that is nice, would color pictures with him, play outside and go to the Dairy Queen occasionally.

Could you find a few hours in your week to spend time with Joseph or any of the other kids who are waiting for an adult Kinship Partner?

Who: 7-year-old Joseph.

Where: Lives in the Brainerd area.

Interests: Joseph enjoys a wide variety of activities and interests. He enjoys many outdoor things such as baseball, camping, bike riding, and learning about space. He also says he is good at fishing! When he spends time indoors, he enjoys painting, movies, and coloring. When asked what he would like to learn with his Kinship Partner he said would like to learn how to ice skate.

Personality Traits: He describes himself as happy, smart, friendly, artistic, and active but sometimes shy. He wants to be a firefighter when he grows up.

For more information about Kinship Partners or any of the kids on our waiting list, call (218) 829-4606, or toll free at (877) 730-5437 or visit us at our website at

Kinship Partners is a nonprofit youth mentoring organization serving families in Crow Wing and southern Cass counties by providing positive role models to youth from the ages of 5-14.

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