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Waiting for a Mentor: Wanted: best friend

Have you ever had the honor of being a child’s best friend? What a thrill to see a beautiful smile and trusting eyes, and what an honor to catch a troubled look or hear about a serious problem.

This is what mentoring is; just being you and being available.

Life is full of big and little things. Ball games, walks in the park, holiday meals, outdoor chores and evenings by the fire. Or maybe you like to go ice fishing, bake cookies, train the dog or go to the library.

Whatever you do, it is always more fun with a friend.

There is a child in our community who could be your best friend. You can change a life and it just might be yours.

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 any of the kids on our waiting list, call 218-829-4606, toll free at 877-730-

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