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.
Monday, January 13th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
West Side Ice Rink (by Lincoln Elementary)
Fortunately, the ice in the rinks has been in much better shape than on the lakes, so Kinship youth, mentors & matches are invited to a fun evening on the ice! We will play broomball, skate & make snowmen (if the snow cooperates). A warming house will be open and snacks will be provided.
Please RSVP by calling Kinship at (320) 632-8806 or tr. Kinship will provide broomball equipment & optional helmets. You will need to bring your own skates if you want to skate. Dress in layers!
Saturday, January 25th
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Charter Bus from Historic Courthouse
Kinship is headed back to Deep Portage for their annual Winter Rendezvous. It is a great day in the outdoors, so mark it down! In case you haven't been their before, here is how the event is described.
"Journey back in time and learn abut the cultural heritage of Minnesota! In this one day event we will have activities based on traditions from Lumberjacks, Voyageurs & Native Americans. Try your hand at events such as the tomahawk toss, snow shoes, spear throwing using atlatls, the cross-cut saw, trap shooting, northwoods curling and more!"
We spend most of the day outdoors, so yo MUST dress for the weather (i.e. boots, snow pants, gloves/mittens, hat, winter coat, layers, etc.) They have bonfires at various locations to warm up by.
We will be chartering a bus so you must RSVP through the form below or by calling Kinship at (320) 632-8806 by January 17th.
Monday, February 10th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Historic Courthouse Courtroom
Kinship youth, volunteers & guests are invited for an evening to celebrate Kinship's youth mentoring program. The evening will include a catered dinner, activities, a review of 2019 highlights, a chance to visit with Kinship's board of directors, door prizes and more.
Please RSVP through the form below or by calling Kinship at (320) 632-8806 by January 24th.
Monday, March 2nd
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Little Falls Bowling Center
Kinship youth & volunteers are invited for a bowling night at the Little Falls Bowling Center. It is hard to beat the light-hearted competition of bowling. No worries if you are young or not that "accurate" - we will have a couple of lanes with bumpers! Pizza, bowling & shoe rental will be covered.
Please RSVP through the form below or by calling Kinship at (320) 632-8806 by February 14th!