On this beautiful day after so many days of heavy deluge and humidity and heat, I am reminded of the joys of spending time outdoors this time of year. I can't wait to head out myself this afternoon!
Time outside is so rejuvenating and refreshing, especially for children who so often are cooped up indoors. Statistics are scary about how much screen time today's children have. They need more time in nature! If you value this too, please consider sharing your time outdoors (whether it's a walk in a park, throwing a frisbee/baseball/football, or going boating or any other sport or hobby) with a child waiting for a mentor, like Sean here:
Interests: Sean enjoys being out in nature, biking, skateboarding and football.
Personality/Characteristics: Sean is talkative, polite, intelligent and inquisitive. He is a wonderful young man who is a big helper at home with his single parent mom and young sister; he has also helped a teacher and neighbors. He is alone a lot and does not have the opportunity to do activities.
Goals: Sean says he would like to get to know a mentor and learn from him. Sean will be in 8th grade this fall.
For More Information: Sean is one of almost 50 children waiting for a mentor through Kids ‘n Kinship, a private nonprofit serving Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Farmington, Lakeville and Rosemount in Dakota County for 40 years. If you're interested in becoming a mentor, you're invited to attend an information session from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at the Burnhaven Library in Burnsville. Mentors can volunteer as individuals, couples, or families for weekly fun and enriching activities at home or in the community on their own schedules. Contact us at 952-892-6368 or go to our website www.kidsnkinship.org.