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


Each of us can close our eyes and remember the feel of the sun on our backs, the smell of chlorine from the pool and the sound of children’s laughter as they splash and play in the water.

This is what 9-year-old Danika would like to experience this summer. Danika is friendly, fun, artistic and kind little girl who enjoys running, doing cartwheels and anything outdoors! She also LOVES the water; her perfect day would be a day of swimming and enjoying low-fat bacon!

When Danika pictures a Kinship Partner mentor, she pictures someone who would like to do arts and crafts with her, play games, bake, ride bike or rollerblade at the park.

Would you include Danika in your summertime plans? Be Danika’s Kinship Mentor, she’s waiting for you.



Tate is seven and loves school. He enjoys playing outside at recess, having snacks and reading books. It’s always an exciting day when the school cook serves pizza for lunch.

Movies about cops who have motorcycles really inspire Tate. He is contemplating making that a career when he grows up, imagining himself chasing down bad guys on the streets of Brainerd.

Now as the weather is getting warmer and the snow is gone, Tate is busy climbing trees and staying busy outside.

Summer is here, with baseball games and picnics in the park. Do you have room in your life for a fun, caring boy? Be Tate’s, Kinship Mentor. He’s 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.