Kids 'n Kinship Inc

A nonprofit organization

At Kids ‘n Kinship, reducing isolation is one of our core objectives which brings the power of mentoring to change youth’s experiences.  This has been shown to be greatly successful in our measured outcomes, with 96% of our youth reporting a reduction in isolation. One of the greatest impacts of Social Distancing is the increased experience of isolation.  Our mentors are combating that by finding creative ways to connect through new means, including technology.

Kids ‘n Kinship's mentoring program provides friendships to children and youth ages 5-16 in need of an additional positive adult role model.

Through their Kinship relationship children:

* receive positive attention and guidance
* experience a variety of enriching activities and
* are helped to develop the sense of self-worth that is essential to successful functioning

 Throughout a mentor relationship, the volunteer plans and carries out activities with the child, one on one in the community. Volunteers are individuals, couples and families.  Some examples of typical activities are: hiking, attending sporting or cultural events, leaning a new skill or hobby, or just hanging out together.

Kids 'n Kinship provides a community mentoring program for children who live in

Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan,
Farmington, Lakeville and Rosemount, MN

 Mentors spend time on a weekly basis with the child for a minimum of one year. The average relationship lasts 3 years! Kids 'n Kinship also has a school-based mentoring project in collaboration with four local elementary schools. Mentors meet with the child at school once a week and then get together during school breaks for community activities.

 Please tell us how you know about or are connected to Kids 'n Kinship in the comment section.

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Kids 'n Kinship Inc

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Children & Family

BIPOC Serving

BIPOC Serving




14870 Granada Ave #127
Apple Valley, MN 55124



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