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Waiting for a Mentor: A mentoring season

Family time is precious, especially with school in session and parents working. Time spent talking and laughing at the dinner table or everyone piled together in front of the TV, watching a favorite show can bring a happy end to a winter day.

While you and your family are daydreaming about warmer days and sparkling lakes, can you imagine adding a child to the scene, tagging along and adding to the fun? Can you see them sitting at the table and slurping up spaghetti or running in the yard after the dog?

Mentoring is that simple. Doing the things you do every day with your family and adding one more. What you do in your daily life is what our Kinship Kids need.

Blake is a 9-year-old boy who lives in Brainerd and has been waiting over a year for a mentor. He enjoys playing football in the yard, reading books and singing along with his favorite CD. Blake would love to take part in your family ventures.

Are you ready for a new season? Make it a mentoring season.

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 Blake or any of the kids on our waiting list, 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.
(218) 855-5889