DOUBLE YOUR DOLLARS!
We are excited to share that Polk Burnett, Frandsen Bank and Trust, and White Bear Machine have pledged to match up to $1500 in donations!
YOUNG PEOPLE NEED SUPPORT.
KINSHIP PROVIDES IT THROUGH VITAL YOUTH MENTORING RELATIONSHIPS.
Now, more than ever, young people need to be supported. The past three years have been full of instability and change as our world has reacted and responded to a global health pandemic. Kinship is working alongside a team of mentors who are proving themselves to be dependable, stable, and consistent support for the youth we serve. The needs are high and continue to rise. Currently, there are 19 youth waiting for a caring and committed mentor. Your financial support will enable the Kinship program to continue to provide mentoring support, stability, and security to the youth in Polk County.
Children need support and guidance from caring adults to assist them in the work of growing into productive, responsible adults. Kinship mentors offer youth healthy and meaningful relationships. This positive support helps to prevent youth from turning toward risky, unhealthy behavior for identification and recreational purposes.
Research confirms that regular, long-standing relationships with adults are critical to healthy child development. Children who regularly have positive interactions with adults are more likely to regulate behavior, respond to adversity, and thrive.
2022 STATISTICS: Kinship served 342 youth in community-based and school-based mentoring combined. Recruiting high-quality mentors who will contribute to increased resiliency and provide the building blocks necessary for health and well-being is a constant and timely process. Kinship relies on the generosity of the community to provide the funds necessary to support our work.
"Every child who winds up doing well has had at least one stable and
committed relationship with a supportive adult."
- The Center on the Developing Child
Thank you to all who believe in our vital work.
Your support allows us to continue to inspire friendships
and make connections that change lives.
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