Kinship Blog

Kinship Partners is a nonprofit youth mentoring organization serving families within Crow Wing county, southern Cass county and Staples/Motley area of Minnesota by providing positive role models to youth in our communities. 


Why is mentoring important?  Our community’s future rests on the hopes and dreams of our children and youth.  Every child deserves a responsible and concerned adult who will provide guidance and support, help set and accomplish goals, and act as a positive role model.   

Match of the Month:     

Kinship Partners is pleased to honor Bob Sandin and James Cavin, both of Crosby, as its newest Match of the Month. Their partnership began almost four years ago, and through the years they have developed a comfortable relationship with each other.

As a retired educator, and a current school board member, Bob has always been involved with kids. He has been a source of support and friendship to James, and his family.

James enjoys getting together for a movie night with Bob or going out to eat. James’ mother believes it is good for James to have an adult male to talk to about school and other “guy” things, and thinks they will probably maintain a friendship after their Kinship Partnership is over.

Mentors like Bob understand they are making an investment in a young person’s life, as well as an investment in their community.


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