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Feb 07th

JK Movement mentors, empowers young people

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afterschool scholarsJK Movement participants from Murray Junior High School successfully completed the first ever service-learning project fully manned by JK Movement scholars.

Both the Theresa Living Center and Caroline Family Services in St. Paul benefited from the students' efforts. The school's participants designed, organized and executed a clothing drive resulting in more than 300 pieces of clothing being donated. JK Movement founder and executive director, Johnny Allen, Jr., delivered the donated clothing to the organizations.

The JK Movement is a non-profit organization providing mentorship programs for youth in the metro and surrounding areas. Its mission is to empower and inspire effective change in the minds, bodies and spirits of young people.

Program areas the organization provides services in include life-skills and healthier living), sports team leadership training and mentoring. The JK Movement programs will form partnerships with local school districts, non-profit organizations and the juvenile court system. According to those affiliated with the organization, the JK Movement's goals are to foster a commitment to young people that will promote pro-social friendships, strong interpersonal skills and reassert a sense of hope for the future.

johnny allen jrTo learn more about The JK Movement, visit, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call (612) 275-0804.

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