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


Do you remember the Beverly Cleary books, like Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, or the Mouse and the Motorcycle? Kristina, who is 8 years old, has read most of them and is excited to start another.

With taste buds that are well developed for her age, Kristina is also a bit of a connoisseur. Her favorite dinner is shrimp that is buttery, soft and baked in the oven.

Although Kristina has only had the opportunity to camp a couple times (and one time was in her backyard), she loves having sausage and potato packs roasted in the campfire and then piling on the blankets to spend a cozy night in the tent.

What would Kristina like to do with a Kinship Mentor? She wants to go bike-riding, do crafts and go swimming.


Splash pads, parades and ice-cream; these are some of the best things about summer for Danny who is seven and lives in Brainerd. This happy, talkative boy also likes to fish and dreams of someday boating and camping.

What would Danny like to be when he grows up? He’d like to work in a motorcycle shop and race dirt-bikes.

Danny, whose smile is ever-present, says he is “loud and proud” and always ready for another adventure.

Do you need a little excitement in your life? This bright, interesting boy is waiting for 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.