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Autistic children need friends

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Kinship Greater Twin Cities

  • 38 people are interested

Children with mild autism are hoping for a mentor to hang out with on a weekly visit doing simple things like crafts, games, singing, walking, biking, swimming and going to the park. The goal is to developing some social skills while simply having fun. If you want to give a child the gift of your friendship contact Penny at 763-862-6755.

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About Kinship Greater Twin Cities

Location:

1100 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407, US

Mission Statement

Kinship Greater Twin Cities believes that every young person needs a role model. Kinship youth are matched with community mentors who foster supportive, holistic, and authentic relationships. Mentors and mentees are carefully matched based on common interests, aspirations and, when desired, faith connections. Kinship believes that the mentoring relationship is a mutually beneficial opportunity for all parties to grow. Kinship commits to providing resources and opportunities for youth and their families throughout the greater Twin Cities.

Description

Kinship actively invites individuals, couples and families into mentoring relationships with boys and girls ages 5-15. Focused on building lasting friendships through fun activities and quality time, the mentoring program creates sustained, supportive connections capable of giving youth the life skills they need to succeed. Kinship's mentoring model requires mentors to spend 2-4 hours per week with their mentee and are encouraged to participate in community events and activities centered around the youth's interests. Discovering new experiences together is also encouraged, opening the door for academic, social, and emotional growth. Life skills and work preparedness are also essential to our mentoring model, as well as optimism for the future and healthy living.

Children & Youth
Faith-Based
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1100 East Lake StreetMinneapolis, MN 55407

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Child Development
  • Youth Services
  • Mentoring
  • Singing
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • Orientation or Training
  • couple hours a week
  • patience, consistency, love to laugh, love kids, understanding kids with autism

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