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Christian Elder Memorial Charity Ride

13th Annual Christian Elder Memorial Charity Ride for Kids ‘n Kinship

A team of volunteers will bike 900 kilometers throughout the state of MN from May 29th to June 7th!

Follow along on all their adventures at : www.CEM900.com

Join us at Merchants Bank Apple Valley for a Welcome Back celebration from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. including reception and presentation of check to Kids ‘n Kinship.

CEM 2018
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14870 Granada Avenue #127
Apple Valley MN, 55124
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Funds received from the purchase of the Medical Monkeys goes towards finding mentors for our waiting youth.

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Kids 'n Kinship would like to acknowledge the significant contributions of Media Relations for their ongoing support in promotion and publicity of our program.


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This Quarter's Donors

Match highlight Winter 2018 Deena and Talia

It is 5 year anniversary time for this wonderful match! "Over the years, I have watched her grow from a silly, fun loving young girl into a caring, responsible teenager." Says Deena

The match began in January 2013 through our school based mentor program. Deena visited Talia in her third grade classroom every Friday. They would occasionally read, work on a journal, play a game or visit the media center. Now that Talia is older, they get together outside of school and enjoy games and watching movies and in warmer weather, they do outdoor activities like bike riding, going to parks, and having water balloon fights. One of the things Deena says she enjoyed the most was making gifts with Talia for Talia's friends and family for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, and Christmas.

"The match is going great after all these years. The ladies still get together on Fridays during the school year and on summer break. They cook/bake and do crafts together...among other things. Talia is excited to get to know Deena’s grandchildren." Says Talia's mom

Talia has become part of Deena's family, spending time with Deena and her husband, their children and grandchildren and helping with garage sales. And speaking of sales: Last summer Deena and Talia started collecting grocery store receipts. The receipts are from any Spartan Nash store through a program called Direct Your Dollars. Local Spartan Nash stores include Family Fresh in Farmington and Econofoods in Northfield. People mail their receipts in; Deena and Talia collect and organize them. They just accumulated $150,000 in receipts earning $1000 to support mentor matches in Kids 'n Kinship! Way to go ladies!!!

App for your phone

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Hello Mentors

Here is a fun app for you to download on your phone.

Download the App to the right (if you type the word Mentor in the App Store it should pop up)


Click on the Ideas link (see below)
Lots of fun ideas!!  Let me know if you use it!










































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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.