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Waiting for a Mentor: Being a child's best friend

Waiting for a Mentor: 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 have a thoughtful conversation.

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

Meet Paige, a 6-year-old girl from the Brainerd area who is waiting for a Kinship Partners mentor. Paige is an only child who lives with her mom.

Paige is an energetic girl who loves to dance to music. She also loves to run, climb, and jump rope and does gymnastics. When she does have quiet time she enjoys arts and crafts and will sit and watch a movie.

With just a couple hours a week, you can be a mentor and in return you could have a friend for life. Just think of the joy that would bring to Paige or another of our waiting kids.

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 Paige or any of the kids waiting for a Kinship Partners mentor, 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.
(218) 855-5889