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Waiting for a Mentor: 6-year-old wants to be policeman, fireman

How often have you read the Waiting for a Mentor articles and thought you should give Kinship Partners a call, but something always holds you back from actually picking up the phone?

Maybe you ask yourself questions like: Do I have enough time? Am I young enough to keep up with the kids? What do I really have to offer? How much will it cost?

Here are some things that you can give a child who is in need of a friend and it won’t cost much or take a get deal of time: A listening ear, unconditional love, smiles, laughter, shared happiness, conversation, affirmation, joy, understanding, life skills, knowledge and hope, to name a few.

Meet John, a 6-year-old boy from Brainerd who wants to be a policeman or a fireman when he grows up. He is very attentive and has a happy disposition. John has been waiting for a Kinship Partners mentor since May 2013.

There are currently 23 children waiting for a Kinship Partners mentor. These are incredible kids, loaded with promise and potential, living in our towns and desiring to be part of your world. Be a mentor. Influence a life.

For more information about becoming a Kinship Partners mentor, call 218-829-4606, 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.
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