Kinship Partners is always in need of adults to mentor children in the area. These kids range in age from 5 to 14 and have a variety of interests and needs. There are about 50 kids currently on the waiting list.
Collin is one of the boys on our waiting list. He is 7 years old and lives with a single mother and younger sibling. Collin has no contact with his father and is at the age where he has been asking his mother why his father isn't around.
His mom said other boys at school talk about their fathers and she wishes Collin had someone to talk about. Collin's mom would like her son to have a male role model or a family to mentor her son. Collin is excited also about the idea of getting a Kinship Partner.
Some things Collin likes to do are play games, wrestle, draw and read. Collin has never been horseback riding or been to the YMCA and he would like a Partner to do those things with.
April is a girl on our waiting list. She is five. April lives with her mother and father but they are both disabled and have a limited income. April is a cute little girl who loves to talk and play with Barbies.
April is interested in crafts, animals and outdoor activities. She would love to just get out of her home and go to a partner's house. She seems really easy to please. April too is excited to get a Kinship Partner.
If you can spend a few hours a week with a child and want to make a difference in a child's life please call Kinship Partners in Brainerd 829-4606, Crosby 546-7308 and in Pequot Lakes 568-4015.
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