Many people are scared to become a Kinship Partner mentor because they feel they do not have enough time in their life to devote to it. We also find that some people are apprehensive about becoming a mentor because they feel it would be too much of a financial burden for them.
This week we want to get the message out that becoming a Kinship Partner Mentor does not require you to add extra time to your schedule, nor does it require you to come up with extra money for your budget.
We have designed an interviewing process that allows us to partner adults and kids who share common interests. When you sign up to become a mentor with Kinship Partners, we will sit down with you and find out what kinds of things you enjoy doing. Then we look at our list of kids who are waiting for an adult partner and find one that shares common interests with you.
This way, all you have to do to mentor a child is involve them in things you already enjoy doing. We also always tell our new mentors that we don't want them to do extravagant activities with their junior partner.
Normal day-to-day activities are all we want you to do. Kinship also sponsors monthly activities for our partners to participate in that do not cost them anything. The most important thing about being a mentor is the time you invest in the child's life, not the amount of money you spend on them! Please consider becoming a Kinship Partner today and you will see that all it takes is a few hours a week to change a child's world forever.
This week we want to introduce you to Brian. Brian is a fun and talented 12-year-old boy who lives south of Brainerd. He lives with his mom and older sister, and does not see his dad very often.
Brian said he wants an adult partner because he doesn't have a male figure in his life, and he wants a guy to show him how to be a good role model when he is an adult. Brian loves sports, especially baseball. He said he would love a partner who is athletic and fun. When asked how he would describe himself, Brian said, "I'm a sports person, I'm friendly, and I love to watch sports on TV." Brian is a big Minnesota Twins fan, and would love to have a guy to watch the Twins with!
Brian would make a great junior partner for any guys who love sports and staying active. He is very open to trying new activities and most of all he just wants a guy in his life to do things with. Please consider letting Brian into your life this week. It would not take much from you to really make a difference in his life.
For more information about Brian, or any of the kids currently on our waiting list, you can reach us at (218) 829-4606 in Brainerd, firstname.lastname@example.org; (218) 568-4015 in Pequot Lakes, email@example.com; or toll free at 877-730-5437. You can also visit our Web site at www.kinshippartners.org.
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