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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 Brian and Ann Olund of Deerwood and Riley Smith of Crosby as its newest Match of the Month. 

Ann and Brian Olund contacted Kinship Partners two years ago wanting to give of their time and resources to a young boy in the community who needed a little support and friendship. When they heard about Riley’s circumstances, they offered to be his Kinship Partner.

Riley is a ten year old boy who lives with his grandmother. He doesn’t see his dad, and his mother is disabled and living in the local nursing home. That’s a lot to deal with for a sensitive ten year old. So Brian and Ann became his Kinship Partner mentors, and have been sharing their time and friendship with him for two years.

Grandma Sandy says Riley just lights up when told that they are on the way to pick him up. They enjoy fishing, going to movies, playing games, or just going for a walk in the woods.

Why not start your own friendship journey?

    

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