Make a Difference - Youth Mentoring in Dakota County


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


14870 Granada AvenueApple Valley, MN 55124


Kids 'n Kinship is a preventative mentoring program in Dakota County enabling caring adults & families to make a difference to youth ages 5-16 needing an additional positive adult role model.

We seek adults to spend an hour or two a week offering guidance & fun to youth. 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, gardening, or watching movies.

You can mentor as an individual, couple, or family.

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 an 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


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

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-4 hours per week for 1 year or more
  • reliable transportation, auto insurance

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