Staff Member

Johnny Allen

Family & Community Liaison

Johnny Allen Jr. is the Founder/owner of The JK Movement. In this role with JKM, Mr. Allen assures that the organization has a long-range strategy “To empower and inspire effective change in the minds, bodies, and spirits of young people” while overseeing several after-school programs in St. Paul. Johnny is a big believer in “effecting change” for the better. Johnny learned his values early on as the son of Mary and Johnny Allen Sr. while growing up in the Rondo neighborhood of St. Paul. As a youth, he was very active in youth sports, was voted a football team captain his Junior and Senior years, and also achieved the Honor Roll all four years at Highland Park High School. He then went on to The University of St. Thomas where he earned a B.A. in General Business. Johnny was inducted in the Highland Park High School Hall of Fame in 2017.