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Kinship Partners has a waiting list of more than 30 children waiting for mentors.

Overall, the majority are boys. But in the Lake Country Office, serving the school districts of Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus, an urgent plea is being made for women and couples to consider mentoring girls.

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Are you a woman who enjoys crocheting or knitting? Do you prefer getting a little dirty and jumping on the four-wheeler? Are you a book worm? Or can you put your own worm on the fish hook?

There are girls waiting for women to include them in their favorite pastimes.

Some of these girls would enjoy the companionship of a special female role model all their own. Others have no men in their lives and would benefit from time spent with a husband/wife mentoring combination. We have girls from larger families and some without siblings that would have fun with a family mentoring experience.

Research shows that mentoring works! Offering a child a few hours of your time weekly for at least one year provides meaningful, lasting results.

Are you able to make that commitment? Please consider talking about the need for mentors in your social circles, over coffee, at the workplace and in places you gather. Kinship Partners staff is always happy to speak before groups and share the ways to get involved.

Visit our website www.kinshippartners.org and take a peek at the children waiting for mentors.

Kinship partners serves families in Crow Wing and southern Cass counties and the Staples/Motley area by providing positive role models to youth ages 5 to 14. Offices are located in Pequot Lakes, Brainerd, Crosby and Staples. Call 218-454-8016 or email lakes@kinshippartners.org for more information.

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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
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