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Kids 'n Kinship

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Help us Build a Stronger Community Through Youth Mentoring!

Kids 'n Kinship is a non-profit youth mentoring program in Dakota County providing mentoring friendships to children and teens (ages 5-16) needing an additional positive adult role model.

We seek individuals (21+), couples, or families to spend an hour or two a week offering guidance & fun to a youth in our community. Volunteers meet with their mentee approximatley once per week and we ask for a minimum 1 year commitment to the program. We encourage low-cost activities that include the youth in your everyday life like playing catch, walking the dog, playing board games, making dinner, baking cookies, going to the library, sports, gardening, or exploring new adventures.

We provide training, free and reduced passes to area attractions, and ongoing support. This is a great way to spend time with a child or teenager and make a meaningful impact in their life.

"My son has never been one to look to the future but he is now." - Parent of a mentee
"Mentoring has been a blast; I don't know why I waited so long to get involved!" - Mentor

You can help build a stronger community through youth mentoring!!

Find out more today -
Email: volunteer@kidsnkinship.org
OR Apply and Learn more at: https://www.kidsnkinship.org/how-to-become-a-mentor/

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About Kids 'n Kinship


14870 Granada Avenue, Apple Valley, MN 55124, US

Mission Statement

Kids 'n Kinship is a youth mentoring program in Dakota County for youth ages 5-16 in need of a positive role model. Through their Kinship relationship youth experience a variety of activities and increase their self-esteem.


Kids 'n Kinship connects volunteers with children and youth who need a positive role model, supports the volunteer/child relationship as they have fun together, and provides for safe and successful mentoring. Volunteers (individual adults, couples or families) spend 1-4 hours a week with a child, doing low-cost but fun activities such as fishing, playing catch, gardening, crafts, or playing board games.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


14870 Granada AvenueApple Valley, MN 55124



  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • People Skills
  • Youth Services
  • Relationship Building
  • Mentoring
  • General Education




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-3 hours per week for at least 1 year (or longer).
  • reliable transportation, auto insurance

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