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Welcome to Kinship Partners, serving Crow Wing County and parts of southern Cass County with offices in Brainerd and Crosby.

Providing intentional opportunities for meaningful connections
since 1986

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering our community through safe and trusting mentor partnerships. We welcome, value and affirm all youth, regardless of identity or lived experience.

Empowering Our Community Since 1986

Since our inception in 1986, our vision has been to empower our community through safe and trusting mentoring partnerships.  We have lived this by providing transformational one-on-one mentoring opportunities between kids and caring adults.  We started out serving the Brainerd community, and today we reach kids throughout Crow Wing County and parts of Southern Cass County. We have physical offices in Brainerd and Crosby providing greater access for those we serve.

Upcoming Events

How You Can Have An Impact

When we think of having an impact on a person, organization or our community, we often equate the outcome with a lot of hard work.  But supporting Kinship through mentorship or other volunteer opportunities isn’t that hard – in fact, it’s fun, and the impact is immeasurable.

“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.”

Latest News

Coming Soon! This is where we will post articles about Kinship activities and mentoring in general.

Why is mentoring important?  Our community’s future rests on the hopes and dreams of our children and youth.  Every child deserves a responsible and concerned adult who will provide guidance and support, help set and accomplish goals, and act as a positive role model.

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Every gift makes a difference

Now, more than ever, your gift to Kinship Partners will ensure that the power of mentoring continues to reach children who need support and hope.

Your donation is 100% tax deductible and will remain in your local community.