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Waiting for a Mentor: 9-year-old wants to bike, swim

If I did mentor a child, would it really make a difference? If we asked Levi, a 9-year-old boy who is waiting for a mentor, he would say “yes!” Levi would like to have a family mentor him who likes to play in the park, go bike riding and swimming at the lake. If they have a

dog it would be even better.

Becoming a mentor is exciting. Including a child in your plans is easy and rewarding.

You do not need special skills to mentor a child. It simply means showing up consistently, listening to what they have to say and giving them support and encouragement. So much can be accomplishes by just adding one more kid to the clan.

Is there room for another boy to run around in your yard or to cannon-ball off your dock? Consider being Levi’s mentor.

Make a difference in this child’s life. 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 Levi 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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