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Waiting for a Mentor: Boy loves football, wants to fish

Caleb is from the Brainerd/Baxter area. He is a very friendly 9 year old who lives with his mom and three siblings. He has been waiting for a mentor since last fall. Caleb loves to watch and play football.

He dreams of playing in the NFL someday and he added he is really good at making touchdowns. He would also like to improve his fishing techniques and would like to try new things.

February is drawing to a close and has been a month of red hearts and an occasional hint that spring will arrive. For some of our waiting kids it is a reminder of how long winter has been dragging on and just how long they have been waiting for a mentor. Maybe March will be the month Caleb is matched with a mentor and the footballs will be flying and for him it will be a real touchdown.

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 Kinship Partners or any of the kids on our waiting list, Call 218-829-4606, or 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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