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Waiting for a Mentor: The fun side of life

Waiting for a Mentor: The fun side of life

It’s not always easy out there. All of us are expected to roll with the punches and stay ahead of the curve. Having supportive friends in our lives keeps us grounded and provides us an outlet to manage what life tosses our way.

An outgoing, active 9-year-old boy, David gets along with everyone. His grandfather was raising him, but in the last year he lost him. Now he is waiting for a guy to be his friend and show him the “fun side of life” again.

Mentors help create consistency and calm in the lives of children. Kids can go through difficult things, but by sharing your life and including them in your daily life, you can make such an impact.

Simple things like a shared conversation or a look of acceptance can alter a child’s outlook on life. Be that person, make that choice. You will receive so much more than you could ever give.

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 David 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.
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