The Kinship of Morrison County youth mentoring program is based in Little Falls, Minnesota, and serves both Morrison County and the greater Long Prairie area. Kinship's mission is to help kids, not living with both parents, grow through the "guidance and companionship of an adult friend," a mentor!
Through Kinship, we strive to provide role models and influences in the lives of Kinkids (kids in Kinship) through matches and group mentoring activities. The bottom line is we want to help kids grow through positive friendships with adults.
This website is full of information about volunteering, enrolling your child, Kinship activities and donating to Kinship all topped of with many fun pictures! As you read through the site and see mentoring in action through photographs, our hope is that you can see yourself as a mentor, or that you many know someone who would. If you are raising kids in a home without both parents, or if you know of a family in that situation, please tell them about Kinship!
Kinship was formed by Christian seminary students mentoring a group of inner city youth in the Twin Cities in 1954. The idea of bringing a caring adult into the life of a child was so promising that Kinship affiliates began to open their doors throughout the Midwest.
Kinship spread to Morrison County in the mid 1990's, replacing a different mentoring program that had been here for almost twenty years. For more information about Kinship nationally, check out its website at www.kinshipinc.org. Kinship of Morrison County is a 501(c)3 nonprofit registered in the state of Minnesota and with the IRS.
Kinship is a 501(c)3 non-profit youth mentoring program. Its budget, including the money used to recruit & screen volunteer, make & support matches and provide activities, is supported by donations, grants & fundraisers. While Kinship is blessed by receiving funds from the Morrison County United Way and also a Youth Intervention grant from the MN Dept of Public Safety, there is still a need to raise funds through donations, grants & fundraisers to provide youth mentoring services.
As a non-profit organization recognized by the state of Minnesota and also the IRS, Kinship's financial records are public information. The links below will provide financial information, background information on Kinship's funding & also a tool to make an online donation to Kinship. You can make online donations to Kinship the the GiveMN (click the logo below), in person or through the mail. Checks should be mailed to Kinship at 107 2nd St SE, Little Falls MN 56345.