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Speak up for a child in need

Attention is especially focused on children during the holiday season. Crow Wing, Cass, Aitkin and Morrison counties and BL Broadcasting recently completed another successful Radiothon To End Child Abuse.

We hear the slogan, “It shouldn’t hurt to be a child,” and are reminded that there are many social workers, teachers, neighbors, mentors and others speaking out for children, as their own voices may be too timid or misunderstood.

Addy is a third-grader from Pine River who has a loving mom and three younger sisters. Her hurt stems from a partnership that is ending and the need to reconnect with another caring mentor.

Addy flashes her pixie grin and delights in whatever she is doing. She enjoys playing games, creating crafts, going to the library and moving to music. Her future aspirations include becoming a doctor. Addy finds joy in the little things.

Children count on adults to make the world a safe and happy place to live. Mentors help children to thrive and have a voice. Will you speak up for a child in need?

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 visit for more information.

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