"Providing mentoring opportunities to children, youth and families in the community."
Raising Up Stevens County Kinship Mentoring (RUSC Kinship) is a nonprofit community-based youth mentoring organization matching caring adults with youth in the Stevens County, Minnesota area. We believe that the more positive relationships a young person has in their life, the more likely they are to thrive in academically, socially and behaviorally. We recruit, screen and train community volunteers as individuals, couples and families to be matched with children ages 5-17 to work towards building a genuine mentoring relationship for at least one year. We intentionally match youth and mentors based on common interests, experiences and preferences with the expectation that by spending at least 4 hours together each month doing everyday activities they will build a mutual trusting and caring relationship.