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Connie Vandermay/FOCUS Vickie Tate and Cassiey Klein have become friends since they began spending time together 10 months ago as part of Kinship's mentoring program.

A little time, a lot to gain; Both mentor and mentee benefit from partnership

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Editor's note: This is the second in a four-part series featuring local mentorships, in recognition of National Mentoring Month.

When Vickie Tate began the interview process to become a mentor for Perham's Kinship program 10 months ago, she was nervous.


Tate had some free time in her life and she wanted to give back to the community. She thought volunteering in a mentorship program was one way she could do this.

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