Kinship Activities

Why does Kinship host activities


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.

Who can attend?


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. 

Upcoming Kinship Activities

Fishing Launch

Soup & Chili Cook-off

Soup & Chili Cook-off



Friday, May 15th

4:00 PM - Midnight?

Twin Pines Resort on Mille Lacs Lake

Kinship is headed to Mille Lacs Lake for an evening of fishing on a launch!  The final details will be out in early April, but for now know that we will board a charter bus at the Historic Courthouse at 4 PM, make a quick stop at the Pierz school at 4:15 and then head to Twin Pines.  Dinner will be included as will all bait & tackle.  You are welcome to bring your own as well.  

Space is limited, so RSVP ASAP!

Soup & Chili Cook-off

Soup & Chili Cook-off

Soup & Chili Cook-off



Tuesday, October 13th

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Falls Ballroom

Kinship's 21st Annual Soup & Chili Cook-off Fundraiser has been rescheduled for October 13th.  Many Kinship matches, youth & mentors will be asked to volunteer at the Cook-off.  It takes a lot of hands!  There is a separate page with more information, but know that it is a great evening of fun competition, great food, fellowship with family & friends, and a great fundraiser!

Activity Registration Form