Kinship hosts group mentoring activity throughout the year. These activities are planned to provide an opportunity for all Kinkids (matched or unmatched) and volunteers to get together and to enjoy conversation, constructive interaction and fellowship. Kinship sponsored activities are an excellent way for our matches to share experiences together, along with other Kinship matches. Unmatched Kinkids and volunteers benefit from the activities as they are "matched up" just for that activity; benefiting from their temporary friendship.
Activities have a wide variety of topics, and are either educational, recreational or community-service oriented (or a combination). A few examples include canoeing, fishing, baking Christmas goodies, going to a baseball game and a Veterans Program. Below are pictures highlighting Kinship's recent group mentoring activities.
Kinship group activities are open only to Kinship youth and screened adult volunteers unless otherwise stated, providing a positive mentoring experience for all.
Adults interested in becoming a group mentor at Kinship activities must complete the same screening process as our 1:1 & family mentors.
This course has already begun, but will continue into the fall. In an effort to help kids explore potential career options for their futures, we will be hosting a series of seven workshops. While not all kids will become business owners, the attributes of a successful business owner apply to anyone who wants to grow up to have a successful work experience and be better prepared for life and career decisions.
This course will include note-taking, reading & listening as well as some video presentations, brainstorming while working together in groups, special speakers & site visits. This is open to Kinkids age 12 and over. Sign up through the link below or by calling Kinship at (320) 632-8806
Monday, August 6th (1st of 9 sessions)
5:30 - 8 :30 PM - Historic Courthouse
Kinship is hosting a DNR firearms safety / hunter education course again this fall. Our version of the course includes five classroom nights & four hands-on nights in the field shooting (and cleaning) a variety of guns along with experiencing a variety of hunting scenarios.
This course is open to youth age 11 and over. No prior experience with guns is required. If you have not taken firearms safety yet, we would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this course. Sign up through the link below or by calling Kinship at (320) 632-8806
Saturday, September 29th
9 - 11:30 AM - Morrison County Fairgrounds
Kids Day is open to the public. The purpose of Kid's Day is to provide a time and place for kids of all ages (and their parents) to have fun, learn about area programs and to try new things at no expense to them or their families. Area groups, programs, organizations & businesses are invited to host a booth at Kids Day. Kinship will have a booth as well, and needs volunteers to plan and host it. Click on the link below for more information about Kinship.