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.
Saturday, January 19
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Rideshare from Courthouse
Kinship youth & volunteers are all invited for an awesome morning on the ice. Don't let the early start scare you off because the morning will be full of activities to keep you warm including ice fishing, snow shoeing, on-ice campfire & even a broomball game.
Bring: Ice fishing gear (if you have it), hat, gloves, boots & snowpants. Extra fishing gear, bait, snowshoes & broomball gear will be provided. FYI: Adults don't need a fishing license as it is "Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend!"
Please sign up by Wednesday, January 16th through the link below or by calling Kinship at (320) 632-8806.
Thursday, February 7
6:00 - 8 :30 PM
Historic Courthouse Courtroom
Kinship volunteers (whether matched or not) are invited to this evening of fun, food, fellowship and motivation. The program will include a catered dinner, a snap-shot review of mentoring through Kinship, testimonials by past participants along with time for sharing of questions & answers with other Kinship volunteers. The night will end on a high note with a card-game competition (prizes too)!
You are highly encouraged to bring a guest as a prospective volunteer. They are under no obligation, but we will do our best to show how mentoring makes a difference in the life of a child, and in your life as the mentor!
Please sign up by Monday, January 28th by calling Kinship at 632-8806 or through the link below.
Tuesday, February 26
6:00 - 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 sign up by Friday, February 15th by calling Kinship at 632-8806 or through the form below.