Kids 'n Kinship

Summer Outing

Kids ‘n Kinship is excited for our Summer Outing at Camp Streefland!

Join us for hiking, canoeing, swimming, archery, wall climbing and supper together!

summer outing

Monday August 11, 2014
5:30-8:30 pm

YMCA Camp Streefland
11490 Klamath Trail
Lakeville, MN 55044

In order to be admitted, you MUST pre-register by Monday, August 4 at

Who can attend? Volunteers/children who are matched and their families, waiting list children and their parent and siblings who live in the household.

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14870 Granada Avenue #127
Apple Valley MN, 55124
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Corporate Sponsors

Stockman Financial Services Co.

Strike Sponsor


Lane Sponsors

AAA Minnesota/Iowa
Applewood Orchard
Burnsville Lunch Rotary
Dakota Electric Association
Keller Williams
Klein Bank
Lakeville Family Chiropractic
Marshall Nelson & Associates
Media Relations, Inc.
Superior Service Center Auto Repairs
Thrivent Financial No. Dakota County

Pin Sponsors

Barb Andersen
Bremer Bank
Monica Jensen
The Credit Department, Inc.

In-Kind Donors

Abdallah Candies & Gifts Buca di Beppo Cedarvale Lanes
Champs City Image Salon Cub Foods Apple Valley
Cub Foods Eagan Deena Mahowald Doolittle's Woodfire Grill
Grand Slam J.J. Taylor Jensen's Supper Club
Kathy Heisler Lillian's of Farmington Media Relations, Inc.
Merchants Bank Michael Moschogianis Minnesota Vikings
MN Pro Paintball Ovation Brands Perkins Lakeville
Ratzlaff Homes Inc. Roasted Pear Sam's Club Eagan
Target Eagan Valley Natural Foods Wings Financial Credit Union
YMCA in Eagan

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.


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.