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.
Tuesday, September 15th
5:30 - 8:30 PM
Bus meets at Historic Courthouse
All Kinship youth & volunteers are invited to share an evening of go-carts, mini golf and other fun (i.e water wars, bungee bounce, batting cage, etc.) at Northland Kart Kountry (north of Brainerd on Hwy 371)!
We will meet at the Historic Courthouse at leave promptly at 5:30 PM (arrive 5 minutes early) and return around 8:30 PM. If you haven't RSVP'd, please do so through the form below or by calling Kinship at (320) 632-8806 by Sept 11th. In case of cancellation due to weather, our backup date is Thursday, Sept 17th.
NOTE: Youth & mentors from other Kinship programs in central Minnesota will be invited to share this evening with us as well.
Tuesday, October 13th
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Kinship's main fundraiser, the Soup & Chili Cook-off is scheduled for Tuesday, October 13th. Obviously this large event may look different this year, but we want you all to get the date down & plan on attending as either a volunteer or a supporter:)
Look for more details as we get closer.