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Waiting for a Mentor: Be a friend, mentor for a kid

Alex, what would you like a mentor to know about you? Alex looks up reflectively and replies, "That I am kind and nice." That is a perfect explanation for 10-year-old Alex, who has been waiting almost two years for a Kinship Partners mentor.

Alex, what would you like a mentor to know about you? Alex looks up reflectively and replies, "That I am kind and nice." That is a perfect explanation for 10-year-old Alex, who has been waiting almost two years for a Kinship Partners mentor.

Alex knows a Kinship Mentor is an adult who wants to be a "friend to a kid." He also knows a mentor is something he would like to have in his life. Alex would like to have a male role model or family to go bike riding with, jump off a dock and swim with and to just hang around with. Not having people to play with is one of the things that make Alex the saddest.

Are you a good friend? Could you be the one to help Alex to not feel alone anymore? If so please consider mentoring Alex today.

With offices in Brainerd, Pequot Lakes, Crosby, and Staples, Kinship Partners serves area families by providing positive role models to youths from the ages of 5 to 14. Mentors can be individuals, couples or families.

For more information about Alex or any of the 34 kids waiting for a Kinship Partners mentor, call 218-829-4606 or visit the website at www.kinshippartners.org .

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