Kids 'n Kinship

Kids 'n Kinship Annual Gala

You are invited to the
Kids 'n Kinship Annual Gala
Join us to experience the magic of mentoring!

Sunday, September 27, 2015
4:30 - 7:30 pm
Brackett's Crossing
17976 Judicial Road, Lakeville

A Magical Evening is Planned For You!
Kids 'n Kinship Testimonial by Tim Greife ~
Dinner, Silent Auction Wine and Craft Beer Pull ~
Brodini Comedy Magic Show ~ Enjoy the music of Bonnie Melzarek

Sponsor the Gala or make a donation at:

Tickets $45.00 per person
or purchase 8 tickets for the price of 7

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14870 Granada Avenue #127
Apple Valley MN, 55124
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Eagan Foundation 25th Anniversary

"Kids 'n Kinship would like to congratulate the Eagan Foundation on their 25th Anniversary in our community, and thank them for their support of Kids 'n Kinship." Learn more about the organization here.

Thanks to our Wonderful Bowlathon Sponsors!

Strike Sponsors

AAA Minnesota/ Iowa
Bree and Nick Varien
Burnsville Rotary (noon)
Home Federal
Simpson Strong-Tie
Thrivent Northern
UPS Northern Plains District

Lane Sponsors

Dakota Electric Association Drees Performance Training Eagan Lions Club
Justin Crane Foundation KleinBank Savage Kohls Dept. Store Apple Valley
Lakeville Family Chiropractic Lakeville South High School Student Activity Marshall Nelson and Associates
Media Relations, Inc. Shakopee Jaycees Superior Service Center
Wings Financial Credit Union

In-kind Donors

Abdallah Candy Ace Hardware Amber Budd Atelier
Ambition Taekwondo Applebees Burnsville Buca Di Bepo
Buffalo Wild Wings Byerlys Burnsville Chipotle - Burnsville
Comedy Sportz Crystal Cave Crystal Lake Golf Course
CVS Pharmacy Dale Studios Dickey's Barbecue Pit

In-kind Donors

Dodge Nature Center Drees Performance Training EGA/Atlantic Swim School
Erberts and Gerberts Famous Dave's Apple Valley Fitz's Restaurant & Cedarvale Lanes
GR Promotions Green Mill Eagan Izzys Ice Cream
Jakes Restaurant Jensen's Food and Cocktails Jim Cooper's Tire, Jim Schilling

In-kind Donors

JJ Taylor Kathy Heisler Kohl's Dept. Store Apple Valley
Kowalski's Eagan Store Lakeville 21 Theatre Lakeville Family Bowl
Mackin Educational Resources McDonalds Mediterranean Cruise Cafe
MN Landscape Arboretum MN Swarm Noodles & Company - Apple Valley

In-kind Donors

Old Chicago Apple Valley Penn Cycle Perkins, Lakeville
Roasted Pear Sams Club Apple Valley #4736 Sams Club Eagan #4738
Sea Life Stages Theatre Company Superior Service Center Auto Repairs
Tammy Michels Target Eagan Teresa Joens
The Works Three Rivers Park District Vivo

Individual Donors

Barbara Krech Brittany Porter Carole Hansen
Deena Mahowald Denise Johnson Denise Lutz
Janelle Melgeorge Anderson Jennifer Gansler Katie McCarty
Laurie Thulien Lois Schaaf Monte Amundson
Nancy Hemmah Rita Amundson Sarah Rudolph

Individual Donors

Scott Sweson
Sherry Johnson
Tamara Hamblin
Tia Jolliff

Pin Sponsors

Bret Carlson
Bryan McGee
Cheryl Tindell
Christin Gigstad
Eric L Amundson
Jennifer Carlson
Valley Natural Foods

League Sponsors

Burnsville Women of Today

Featured Video

Kids 'n Kinship Youth Receive Instruction on Raspberry Pi Computers through Best Buy grant!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

 Thanks to Best Buy, teens received instruction on how to use the Raspberry Pi computer and a program called “Scratch” in this year's first Tech Mentor program class!  The Raspberry Pi is a tiny and affordable computer that you can use to learn programming through fun, practical projects. In the first class students learned about what the Raspberry Pi can do. With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations. The students learned the basics of Scratch. In our second class, they will be working on creating their own game as well as all the variables in the program.

Many thanks to Best Buy Geek Squad and Ben Harwell, who was our instructor for the class. Thanks also to the Western Service Center who hosted us!!

Ben Harwell explaining the scratch program

Ready to begin!!!


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.