There is a child in our community who needs your friendship.


My name is Kari and I like dinosaurs. They make me happy. I like the book “When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth” and the movie “Dinosaur King”. I like to draw dinosaurs and I want to be a paleontologist when I grow up. My secret dream is to wake up in the morning, look out my window and realize I live in Jurassic Park.

I am 10 years old and go to Forest View Middle School. My friends and I are in the choir and we love to sing.

Realistically, I know I won’t ever see a real dinosaur, so playing with dogs, cats, and other animals is cool. I think I’m getting a fish soon.

I would like a Kinship Mentor to bake, do crafts and go bike riding with me. Maybe we could even go to the state fair or a dinosaur museum.

Are you thinking of becoming a mentor? In case you would like to know, I’m waiting!



“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”― John Muir

Living in Minnesota we have the pleasure of experiencing the beauty of the seasons changing. From the change of the leaves from bright green to gold in the crisp fall air, to the sparkle of fresh snow sticking to the trees Kevin takes it all in.

Kevin is a 12-year-old boy who loves to be out in nature. He would love a Kinship Partner mentor to spend time with outdoors, riding a four-wheeler, hunting, and fishing. Kevin is adventurous, funny, intelligent and patient and has a heart for caring for others. He describes himself as faithful, and this shows in the way he treats others.

Do you have a love of nature and the heart to care for others? If so, Kevin is waiting to hear from you.


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

For more information about any of the kids waiting for a Kinship Partners mentor, call (218) 829-4606, or your nearest Kinship Office.
Please contact our office if you are interested in being a mentor.  We have kids waiting all around the Brainerd Lakes area.