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Waiting for a Mentor

Eddy, a 9-year-old in Brainerd, is the featured Child Waiting for a Mentor.

With baseball as his favorite, Eddy loves all sports. He is also interested in learning to cook, bake, snowmobile and four-wheel. Eddy enjoys board games, bike riding, bowling and swimming.

His favorite subjects in school are reading, science and, of course, lunch and recess.

More quiet and reserved, Eddy sometimes has difficulty making friends. A mentor, a guy or a couple, to provide one-on-one activities and encouragement would help bring out the inquisitive child he is.

Are your interests similar? Or maybe you have a hobby to share with Eddy or another child waiting for a mentor?

Kinship Partners serves families in Crow Wing County, southern Cass County and the Staples/Motley area by providing positive role models to youth from the ages of 5 to 14. Kinship has offices in Brainerd, Pequot Lakes, Crosby and Staples.

For more information about Eddy or any of the kids on the waiting list, call 218-829-4606 or 877-730-5437, or visit

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
(218) 855-5889