The time has come. The most anticipated weekend of spring, the opening of fishing season, is finally here.
The big fish are just waiting to bite. What better way is there to spend a day than fishing in The Land of 10,000 Lakes?
Many boys in our area also want to go fishing. They look forward to this time of year as eagerly as any outdoorsman does. The only difference is they need a partner or friend to take them fishing.
One such boy is this week's Child in Need. Steve is a third-grader who wants a male partner who will teach him "boy" things. Although he lives in Crosby with his mom and older sister, he attends school in Brainerd.
How to help
If you would like more information about becoming a Kinship Partner, call 829-4606 in Brainerd, kinship@ brainerd.net; (218) 546-7308 in Crosby, email@example.com; or (218) 568-4015 in Pequot Lakes, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steve is involved in Cub Scouts and has lots of interests, including fishing, swimming, sports, riding a four-wheeler and bike riding. Next winter he also would like to try snowmobiling. He has difficulties with his speech and is a quiet child. When asked to describe himself, Steve says he is friendly and shy. His mother characterizes her son as even-tempered and friendly. Steve's mother said he has never had a secure relationship with a male and needs a dependable male figure in his life.
This little boy is eagerly waiting to go fishing with you. The call of the lake is calling to him, just as it is beckoning you. Why not share your love of the outdoors and your knowledge of "guy" things with Steve? Instead of angling for a fish, you could end up catching a new friend.
Kinship encourages you to Be a Mentor ... Be a Friend.
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