If you live in the Crosby area, you may have seen the posters that Kinship Partners recently put up proclaiming "Men Wanted!" We, in the Brainerd area, have the same need. Of the 24 kids on the waiting list in Brainerd, 18 are boys!
It is said that diversity is the spice of life, so we are happy to report that our 18 young men are as diverse a group as one could imagine. They range in age from 6 to 13, some are from families where a parent has died, some live with mom and see dad occasionally, and some live with mom and never see dad at all.
Their ethnic backgrounds include white, black, Native American, and bi-racial. They live in many different areas in Brainerd as well as in rural areas around Brainerd. Ability-wise, we have high-achievers as well as those who are academically challenged. We have lonely kids who need a friend as well as kids who could use a friend and desperately need a positive role-model.
If you have a personality, we have a child with a similar one! We have high-energy "gotta be doing something every minute" kids and those who prefer to watch TV and play video games. We have athletes, spectators, artists, readers and cooks. We have children who are talkative, quiet, out-going, shy, confident, and those who lack self-esteem.
If you've ever considered becoming a partner to one of our kids, now would be a terrific time! The recent census indicates that Minnesota has become more diverse in its population. Celebrate our state's diversity as well as the diversity we enjoy at Kinship Partners. Our kids need YOU!
Please give us a call soon to find out how simple it can be to become a partner. Our numbers are: Brainerd (218) 829-4606; Crosby (218) 546-7308; or Pequot Lakes (218) 568-4015.
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