Hey gals, are you and your BFF making plans for the lazy days of summer? Are you looking forward to days at the beach, baseball games on hot summer nights, concerts in the park or just relaxing on the deck with ice-cold lemonade? Perhaps your plans could include signing up together as adult mentors and sharing some of your activities with a couple of girls on our waiting list?
Brianna and Allison are sisters, ages 10 and 12, who live with their dad, step-mom and several siblings. They have supervised visits with their mom once or twice a month. A big family, medical concerns with a sibling and shorter work hours for Dad have stretched this family emotionally and financially. The girls would benefit from caring adults who can give them special attention and new opportunities.
Brianna was experiencing "middle child" issues, and because of that, was matched with a Kinship partner about a year ago. She thrived in that partnership, but her partner just moved out of the area, so she is back on the waiting list. Brianna is a nice girl and will be a fun partner. She is friendly, playful and likes to try new things. She needs a mentor who will spoil her with attention and allow her to be a kid.
Allison has not had a mentor before, but after seeing her sister's successful partnership, would like to have a partner of her own. She is outgoing, talkative, active and likes to be out doing things. She wants a mentor who is younger, fun and a positive role model from whom she can learn.
With several siblings, one-on-one time would be beneficial for the girls, but if you and a friend who would consider being matched with them, you could still plan some joint activities once in a while or attend the monthly Kinship events together. Consider altering your summer plans a bit to include a couple of really nice young girls.
To find out more about Brianna or Allison or any of the other children on our waiting list, call 829-4606 in Brainerd, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll free (if you are in the northern lakes or Crosby areas) at (877) 730-5437. Or visit our website at www.kinshippartners.org.
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