RUSC Kinship, Inc. exists to ensure that the young people in Stevens County are given the same opportunities to develop into thriving, successful adults despite the uncontrollable factors in their lives by bolstering their self-esteem and offering opportunities for social and emotional skill development.
A mentor is a trusted adult friend with a long-term, consistent commitment to provide guidance and support to a youth.
- We Believe: Every child deserves a responsible and concerned adult who will provide guidance and support, help set and accomplish goals, and act as a positive role model.
- Our Mission: To provide positive role models and guidance to youth in our community.
- Our Vision: Through positive relationships, these youth will overcome the difficulties they face to become successful and productive adults.
At Kinship Partners we match volunteer adult partners with a child from age 5-17 who have common interests. The partners are encouraged to spend time together each week. Some of our partners enjoy busy activities such as hiking or skating. Others prefer cooking or watching movies. It's the time spent together that's important.
Mentors can be individuals, couples, or families. We provide mentor screening, training, and ongoing support throughout the partnership. Volunteering only a few hours a month can change a young person's life.