Kinship Partners is a nonprofit youth mentoring organization providing positive role models to youth in Crow Wing County, southern Cass County and the Staples/Motley area since 1986.   Kinship Partners is a member of the Kinship Affiliate Network.


Recognitions and awards include:

  • Outstanding Kinship Program, 1987
  • Blandin Foundation Leadership Program, 1990
  • Initiative Foundation Nonprofit of the Year 2003
  • Minnesota Mentor Angel Award 2004
  • Robert J. Dayton Quality Mentoring Award (Leadership) from the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota 2013
  • “Expert Partner” by The Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota’s (MPM) 2014, as a mentoring program that has demonstrated their commitment to quality program practices by following 100% of the best practices outlined in the Quality Mentoring Assessment Path (QMAP®).

Our Mission:

Transforming Our Community
Through the Power of Mentoring

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