The children who are enrolled in Kinship Partners have all sorts of needs.
What they all have in common is a need to have another positive adult influence in their lives. Today's "Child In Need" is really four brothers who come from an extremely large family and have a wide range of needs.
Rudy is a darling 5-year-old with lots of energy. He is very adventuresome and wants to try anything new. He has never been fishing nor has he ever gone to a movie. He has terrific manners and sure has an ability to soften even the hardest heart. He would love some one-on-one time with someone special. He states he would like a Kinship Partner so he has someone to play with. He loves to draw, and he describes himself as "active and friendly."
Donny is seven. His favorite things about school are "recess and puzzles." He is an active youngster who loves football, basketball, running and bike riding. He would love to try golf, boating and camping. Donny says he would like a Kinship Partner because, "I don't get to do fun stuff." Donny would benefit tremendously from a close relationship with a positive adult male.
Todd is a 10-year-old who just finished fourth grade. His favorite subjects are gym and math. He describes himself as, "happy, a little shy." Todd says the things he does best are wrestling, football and basketball. He would love to try fishing, boating and waterskiing. He said he would like an adult partner because, "I am very bored at home. It's nice to have somebody doing stuff with you."
Travis is eleven. He just completed fifth grade and says his favorite subjects are gym and science. He describes himself as "friendly, I like to share." He says he's best at wrestling, football, bowling and camping. He would love to try waterskiing and fishing. When asked why he would like an adult partner, he stated, "To do stuff, to learn stuff."
One might wonder how anyone could be bored in a family with nine children, or how there wouldn't be anyone to do things with. What these boys are really saying is that they crave some one-on-one time with an adult male. Their overriding need is spending time with a responsible, loving, positive adult male. Please help us help these boys meet their needs. Give us a call at (218) 829-4606 (Brainerd); (218) 546-7308 (Crosby); or (218) 568-4015 (Pequot Lakes).
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