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Kids 'n Kinship serves children in the following cities: Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Farmington, Lakeville and Rosemount. Below are a few highlights of some of the many children waiting for mentors:

Adam

Adam. age 10, is skilled at playing Monopoly and he is a great reader! He is interested in football, baseball and soccer. He also loves movies! Adam is smart, friendly, sensitive and athletic. He helps his single parent mom, around the house. Adam would like a mentor who likes sports and might want to go to a sporting event. He is good at math and could help teach math.

Irene

Irene is 12 years old. She enjoys arts & crafts, board & card games, parks, dance, gymnastics, bowling, skating and swimming. She is friendly, outspoken, and active. She has very little contact with her biological parents so she would like to be matched with a young couple or individual woman who enjoys being active and shares her other interests. Irene would like to learn to crochet.

Christopher

Christopher, age 8, enjoys gym & sports (soccer, hockey, football, & lacrosse). He also likes playing games, watching movies, doing math homework, scrapbooking, going to waterparks, skating, & skiing. He is friendly, talkative and active. He lives with his mom and 4 other siblings, whom he admits he pesters and fights with. His wish is for his very own Zamboni! He would love to have an individual or couple mentor him so he can have fun.

Matt

Matt is 8 years old. He enjoys riding his bike, being active outdoors and playing board games indoors. Matt is friendly and talkative. His older brother has a mentor. He has occasional behavior struggles and is working hard on his positive behavior. Matt is in 2nd grade and he would like to learn more about basketball and soccer.

Rachel

Rachel is 11 years old. She loves hockey, animals, and reading. She also enjoys ice skating, soccer, football, playing board games or card games, coloring, and movies. She likes going to the mall, the zoo, the library, to a movie, or to a Wild hockey game. Rachel is friendly, active, sweet, and sensitive. She lives with her mom and 4 other siblings. Rachel wants to learn how to ski and snowboard. She thinks her mentor could help her learn how to get along with her siblings better.

Jack

Jack, age 9, enjoys going to parks, swimming, fishing, legos, puzzles, and playing with dogs. He also likes building things, floor hockey, basketball, and football and is a Packers fan. He would also like to go to GrandSlam or to volunteer at an animal shelter with a mentor. He is smart, fun to be around, and likes to make jokes. Jack lives with his mom, younger brother, & step-dad. His biological dad is not in his life. He is looking for an individual mentor preferably with a dog to spend time with him. Jack would like to become a police officer.

Skylar

Skylar, age 12, enjoys hockey & basketball, swimming, bowling, drawing, roller skating, movies, going out to eat and volunteering. She lives with her mom, stepdad, & younger sister. They recently moved so she misses her friends. Skylar is friendly and social; she’s going into 7th grade this fall. Skylar wants to learn archery and get rid of depression. She’s looking for a younger female mentor to have someone she could talk to and have fun with.

Michelangelo

Michelangelo, age 6, enjoys watching movies, playing with legos, puzzles, games, snowball fights, sledding, bike riding, hockey & soccer. He is fun-loving, friendly, goofy, and active. He lives with his mom and 4 other siblings. He would love to have a mentor with a snake or a lizard. His wish is to win the lottery!

Joe

Joe, age 5, likes the Vikings and likes to play football. He also is a terrific Lego builder! He likes to find bugs and provides them with water so they can stay healthy outside. Joe has an older sister and older brother, both have mentors. Joe would like an individual, couple or family mentor who also likes football as well as riding scooters and biking, with or without training wheels. He will start Kindergarten this fall. Someday he would like to have every toy in the world.

Alex

Alex is 6 years old. He enjoys sports such as football, basketball, and soccer. He also likes playing with toy cars, swimming, & going to the zoo and circuses (he loves animals). Alex is very talkative and active. He lives in Farmington with his single parent mom and his older sister. He doesn’t have any contact with his dad and his mom wants a male mentor or couple to spend time with him. Alex wants to play football and to be a ninja turtle (the blue one).

Crystal

Crystal is 10 years old. She loves arts & crafts, cats & dogs, stories, and ice cream. She enjoys jump-roping, playing softball, scrapbooking, playing catch or hockey, and going to the mall. Crystal is friendly, sweet, and inquisitive, as well as helpful (she likes helping people shovel snow off their driveways!). She lives with her mom and 4 other siblings. She wants a mentor because “I really don’t get to spend time with a lot of people”.

Hannah

Hannah is 11 years old. She enjoys swimming but not in deep water yet. She likes drawing, reading, TV, and visiting, as well as sports. She likes most everything except having nothing to do. She is less a princess type girl and more of a tomboy girl. Hannah is talkative, active, energetic, musical and really wants a mentor. She completed her application herself with mom’s approval. Her teacher says "She really is a mentoring dream - sweet, great conversationalist, avid reader and learner!” Hannah moved from out of state to MN during the school year. Hannah says "I would like a mentor who enjoys having fun and being outside - and I can tell a great scary story!"

Leo

Leo, age 8, enjoys playing basketball, bike riding, swimming, and playing video games. He loves super heroes! He is sweet, bashful, & impulsive. He lives with his grandmother and wants to get out and have fun. He would love to have a mentor with a pet. He would love to go to a Twins or Timberwolves game, to the park, to the zoo, or the museum with a mentor.

Sake

Sake, age 6, likes to go to parks, particularly parks with basketball hoops or climbing castles. He also likes Legos, soccer and playing games. Sake is a delightful help to his mom and older sister. He has a great positive attitude and is looking forward to having a mentor to share activities! His father is not in his life; an individual male or a couple would be a good mentor for Sake. Sake would like a dragon for a pet but likes all kinds of animals

Alvin

Alvin, age 9, loves football, soccer, & baseball. He also enjoys sledding, bowling, movies, playing games, and going places like Grandslam & Valleyfair. He is easy-going but active. His three favorite people are Batman, the Hulk, and Spiderman. Alvin lives with his single parent mom and his younger sister. Alvin would like to learn how to snowboard. He would also love a key to open any door. He’s looking for a male mentor, couple, or family with older kids to have fun with him.

Chance

Chance is 8 years old. He enjoys all sports, especially football (he plays flag football), baseball, volleyball, & tennis. He also loves swimming, Frisbee, ice skating, ice fishing, sledding, &snowboarding. He lives with his mom, & younger sister. Chance is friendly and social. He’s in 2nd grade. Chance’s dream is to be in the NFL. He’s looking for an active male role model (individual or couple or family) who loves sports.

Steve

Steve, age 9, likes going to parks, reading comics, biking and making things. Steve is fun, energetic, nice, caring and enthusiastic! Steve's single parent mom is interested in a male role model or couple or family for her son. Steve says lunch and recess are his favorites subjects at school and his teacher is super nice. He is a great reader! Steve would love to learn more about making things with metal or building things.

Mahalo

Mahalo is 9 years old. She loves nature and being outside. She likes all kinds of sports, stuffed animals, real animals, and arts and crafts. Her single parent mom is looking for a mentor Mahalo can look up to and bond with and who can provide the opportunity for activities. Mahalo is in 3rd grade. She is already a talented artist and would like an individual mentor or a mentor couple who like art and anything outside!

Aaron

Aaron, age 11, loves animals and all kinds of sports. Tops on his list are tennis, basketball, baseball, kickball, soccer, track and field and hockey. Then comes relaxing, eating and talking. And board games too! His single parent mom is looking for a positive male role model for Aaron to look up to and share his sports interests. He is really looking forward to having a mentor. Aaron is in 4th grade; he told us "I am very excited about having a mentor and I hope I get someone who likes sports!"

Sally

Sally, age 15, enjoys walks with friends, playing games, baking and movies. She also likes painting her fingernails! She likes English and Government class in high school but doesn’t like getting up early. She helps her single parent mom with her younger sister. Sally could use some support with her self-confidence. Sally would like a mentor who enjoys going places, doing activities and learning new things.

Elizabeth

Elizabeth, age 9, enjoys being outside and making crafts, any kinds of crafts. She particularly enjoys drawing. She also likes soccer and softball. Elizabeth is friendly and interested in having a mentor. Her single parent mom would like a mentor who can be patient with Elizabeth's learning disability, help her with reading and encourage confidence. Elizabeth is a talented artist and could teach a mentor about drawing bunnies or flowers. Elizabeth would like an individual female mentor or a couple, who enjoys art projects.
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Kids 'n Kinship
14870 Granada Avenue #127
Apple Valley MN, 55124
952-892-6368