Kids 'n Kinship

Kids 'n Kinship Annual Gala

You are invited to the
Kids 'n Kinship Annual Gala
Lead the Way and Invest in a Brighter Future

Gala 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014
4:30 - 7:30 pm
Brackett's Crossing, 17976 Judicial Road, Lakeville

Click here for more information about the event.

Tickets $45.00 per person or 8 tickets for the price of 7.
http://www.KidsnKinshipGala2014.eventbrite.com

Donate online in support of youth in our community
http://www.razoo.com/story/Kids-N-Kinship-Fall-Gala

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Kids 'n Kinship Annual Gala

Gala 2014

You are invited to the
Kids 'n Kinship Annual Gala
Lead the Way and Invest in a Brighter Future

Sunday, September 21, 2014
4:30 - 7:30 pm
Brackett's Crossing, 17976 Judicial Road, Lakeville

Kids 'n Kinship celebrates 42 years of serving youth in need of long-term supportive mentors. Join us to create Brighter Futures, featuring: Kids 'n Kinship Testimonials that will touch your heart ~ Master of Ceremonies James Backstrom, Dakota County Attorney ~ Laugh Out Loud With the Second Funniest Accountant in America: Scott Kadrlik ~ Enjoy dinner prepared by an award winning chef, and: Silent Auction, Wine Cork Pull, Craft Beer Pull, Portraits.

Tickets $45.00 per person or purchase 8 tickets for the price of 7.
http://www.KidsnKinshipGala2014.eventbrite.com

Donate online in support of youth in our community
http://www.razoo.com/story/Kids-N-Kinship-Fall-Gala

Thanks to our Wonderful Gala Sponsors!

COMMUNITY SPONSOR

Thomson Reuters

PARTNERSHIP SPONSORS

AAA
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN
Boeckermann Grafstrom Mayer CPA's
Burnsville Breakfast Rotary
Burnsville Rotary noon
Hess & Hess Inc
Home Federal
Media Relations
Think Mutual Bank
Thrivent Financial, Northern Dakota County Chapter

CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS

Margaret and William Traiser
Thrivent Financial- Southern Dakota Chapter
Wings Financial Credit Union

COLLABORATIVE SPONSORS

Arnold Orthodontics
Dakota Electric Association
Mike Hess

Featured Video

Kids 'n Kinship Youth Receive Chromebooks through Best Buy grant!

Monday, July 28, 2014

The 2014 Tech Mentor class youth & supporters
Thanks to Best Buy, 6 teens received Google Chromebooks in this year's Tech Mentor program! The youth and their adult supporters (mentors & parents) learned how to use the Chromebooks and created projects to showcase the impact mentoring has had on their lives.  In the final class, youth shared their mentor stories using a projector.  Much thanks to Best Buy Geek Squad Sergey Goldman who was our instructor for the class! Thanks also to Best Buy Apple Valley who hosted the first class and to Keller Williams who hosted the 2nd class!

Agent Sergey instructs the class
 Teens and adult supporters check out their new Chromebooks and learn how to login to Google Drive.

 


Posted by Ingrid Henry

Kids 'n Kinship 40th Anniversary

2012 marks the 40th anniversary of Kids ‘n Kinship.

The program began in 1972, when a local couple, Dick and Carol Frick saw a need for young people to have a supportive adult friend.

Kids ‘n Kinship was run as an all volunteer program for the first 20 years.

The last 20 years, the program has continued its singular mission: to provide friendships to children in need of a positive adult role model.

The program has served over 3,000 youth in the past 40 years.

Click here for some wonderful pictures of our 40th Anniversary Gala.

Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota

Kids 'n Kinship has achieved Expert Partner status through Mentoring Partnership Minnesota's Quality Mentoring Assesment Path (QMAP) and has a 100% overall implementation rating on an extensive list of best practices and quality standards for mentoring programs. We are 1 of only 9 other programs to earn this distinguished rating under these rigorous guidelines.

Acknowledgments

Kids 'n Kinship wishes to acknowledge the generous support of Mail Pack and Ship, Apple Valley and their wonderful donation of printing of our newsletter, and Media Relations, Inc for their pro bono work on publicity.