Kettle Kinship provides carefully screened and trained mentors to Pine County, Minnesota, school-aged children and teens.
One of our first matches is approaching a friendship 9 years strong. Jonathon has become involved in his school's drama productions, has a job, and is one of our most ardent volunteers. He is the founding president of the local Leos club, a youth service organization connected with the Lions. He and his mentor enjoy woodworking, going to the hardware store, biking, and canoeing.
One teen matched with a mentor grew in confidence so quickly after being matched, that her teacher called the mentor to tell her what a difference she is making in that girl's life. Many times you don't see the benefits until a match has been together at least a year, but you don't always have to wait that long! We have youth waiting for mentors. Kids can always find the wrong kind of mentors. You can help us find them the right ones.