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


Kristina has a cat and 3 dogs and loves them all. She enjoys playing outside with her brother, but in her private time, Kristina likes to make duct-tape art. She will spend hours creating wallets and bookmarks, or her latest creation.

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.

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

Kristina is a nice girl, with a beautiful smile who lives south of Brainerd. Has she tugged at your heart? She is waiting for you.



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

There is something healing about the feel of the sun on your back and warm summer breeze on your face, the smell of fresh green grass and the music of wildlife all around you. For many of us, this connection to nature is what makes us feel most at peace and alive.

Kevin is a 12-year-old boy who loves to be out in nature. He would love a 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.