I would like to introduce you to Danielle, a 16-year-old girl, who recently signed up for an adult partner. Even though our junior applicants are usually between the ages of 5-14, we hope to find the perfect match for Danielle. She recently moved to the area and left a very successful Kinship partnership, so SHE is hoping to find another match for her last couple of years of school.
Danielle lives with her parents and three younger siblings in Baxter. Her mother has had medical problems the last four years and is looking for a healthy person for her daughter to spend time with. According to her mom, the ideal mentor for her daughter would be straight-headed, honest, have good values, willing to help and not contradict the parents' values. Being good at math, artistic, and having computer knowledge would be a plus, but not necessary.
Danielle gets along well with her parents but wants someone else to talk to, to have different opportunities, and to learn life from others besides her parents. She likes school and does well in her classes. Math and woodworking shop are her favorite subjects. While she is not involved in school sports, she likes to be active. She has many interests, especially bike riding, walking, swimming, canoeing, roller blading, and bowling.
She describes herself as friendly, gets along well with people, is shy sometimes, and fun when she gets to do fun things. Her mom adds that she is very agreeable, shy and soft-spoken at first, then very talkative.
Danielle would be a wonderful partner to an adult or couple who is considering this role. She knows what is expected of her as a junior partner and could help you in your role as an adult partner. Please give us a call to find out more about Danielle or about the many other children on our waiting list. You won't regret it.
You can reach us at (218) 829-4606 in Brainerd, email@example.com; or toll free (if you are in the northern lakes or Crosby areas) at 1-877-730-5437. You can also visit our Web site at www.kinshippartners.org.
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