Kids 'n Kinship


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. 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.


Amelia, age 14, enjoys music, singing, going to the mall, getting her nails done, arts & craft projects, roller-blading and double-dutch jump-roping. Amelia is outspoken and kind-hearted. She lives in Burnsville with her single parent mom and her older sister. Amelia wants to have a guinea pig and her dream is to get into Harvard. She is looking for a mentor individual or couple who likes do things, someone who is fun and likes to tell jokes. She wants a friend she can talk to.


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 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 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, 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.


Zach is 12 years old. likes playing in the snow, basketball and fishing. He is very focused on his studies at school.  He loves animals. When asked why he wanted a mentor Zach said "to get out of the house and do more stuff and meet cool people." Zach is a remarkable young man - a great communicator, intelligent, athletic and energetic and very very nice. He lives with his single parent mom and his little sister. He needs a positive male role model or couple or family.   His goal is "to build things, not just with Legos."


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, 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, 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 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 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 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!"


Blake is 11 years old. Blake loves sports, especially football, basketball, & baseball. He also enjoys snowboarding, bike riding and would like to learn to skateboard.  He is well-spoken, intelligent, & athletic. He has lots of friends, yet has some challenges with his temper at home. He lives with his older siblings, his mom and her boyfriend.   Blake’s wish to go to a Clippers or Packers game. He wants a mentor to show him what to do in life, to help him make good decisions.


Rosie, age 7, likes being outside for swimming and playing games! She is interested in most anything. Rosie is bubbly! She is also a Daisy Girl Scout. Rosie likes school, and would like a mentor couple or a family with daughters older than she is, who enjoy being outside for activities. She lives in Apple Valley with her single parent mom and her older brother who has a mentor match in our program. Rosie would love to share ice skating, games biking and swimming with her mentors - she is hoping to learn to ski this year, too.


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, 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 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, 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, 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, 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.


Simone, age 15, loves sports, especially basketball, football, & softball. She also enjoys roller-skating, action movies, video games, and working out. Simone is tomboyish and active, not a girly girl. She lives in Burnsville with her single parent mom and her younger sister. Simone wants to be in the NBA someday. She also wants a female mentor or couple who share her love of sports. She is looking forward to hanging out with someone and having somebody to talk to.


Edward is 7 years old. He likes wrestling, soccer, football and basketball. Edward has been a mentor himself.  He mentored a kindergartner at his school.  Edward is the oldest of three boys and helps his single parent mom around the house.  Mom says that one to one attention and the opportunity to explore interests would be great for her son.  Edward would like a mentor who could teach him how to swim!


MJ is 12 years old. He likes radio controlled cars, football, and baseball; he loves fishing. MJ is a wonderful young man with a lot of energy. He has had several losses in his life. He is helpful to his single parent mom. He is a loving and considerate youth who cares very deeply about having good relationships with the people in his life. He needs a positive male role model or couple or family. His favorite subjects in school are: math, science including chemistry, and technology. He would like to learn more about hockey and he would like to learn to build a drone.


Axel, age 14, likes being outdoors. He enjoys fishing, bike riding, go carts, and sledding. He would like to learn how to snowboard. He also likes building things and working on cars. Axel likes to explore and talk about his experiences. He loves his family. He lives with his younger siblings and his grandma. He wants a mentor to have a guy to hang out with and talk to. His dream is to have a Lamborghini.


Allie, age 5, loves coloring, swimming, playing at the park, cooking & baking, doing crafts and playing games. She also enjoys going fun places like Skateville and Nickelodeon Universe. Allie is outgoing, friendly and independent. She loves learning and going to preschool. She lives with her mom and older sister and their cat. She can’t wait to have a mentor of her own since her older sister already has a mentor!
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Kids 'n Kinship
14870 Granada Avenue #127
Apple Valley MN, 55124