The Burnsville Breakfast Rotary Club welcomed guest speaker Jan Belmore who's the Executive Director of Kids 'n Kinship this morning to their bi-monthly meeting at the Original Pancake House in Burnsville, MN. This is a community-based mentoring program that matches individuals, couples, and families with children between the ages of 5-16 yrs. in need of a supportive adult relationship to minimize isolation and prevent or reduce at-risk behaviors. Through their Kinship relationship, children develop a sense of self-worth that is essential for success in school, in relationships, and eventually the workforce. KNK serves children in the communities of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Farmington, Lakeville, and Rosemount. They also provide a school-based mentoring program at four elementary schools and one middle school.
     In recognition of the great work that Kids 'n Kinship provides to the community, the Burnsville Breakfast Rotary Club Board of Directors authorized a grant of $1,000 to KNK to help continue their mission of helping young children & teens to secure positive mentoring relationships in their lives. If you'd like to find out more about Kids 'n Kinship and how you can become a volunteer, please click the link, or visit their website at
Pictured below from Left to Right is President Dan McElroy, Jan Belmore-Exec. Director from KNK, and Rob Heimerman who is a rotary member and sponsor for KNK.