During the day, you'll find Allan teaching 6th grade at Anderson Elementary in South Minneapolis. But in the late afternoons or evenings, chances are you'll find him driving around the Phillips Neighborhood in a van sporting the phrase "Love One Another". He's made it his mission to give kids something to do besides just "hanging out".
Allan is the founder of Minneapolis Recreation Development, Inc. Through this non-profit program, youngsters are given the opportunity to take part in activities like boating, roller skating, the zoo, athletic events, or even stock car races. Reaching an estimated 400 families each year, Minneapolis Recreation Development, Inc. nurtures the at-risk kids and challenges them to have a higher standard of behavior and maturity.
This street ministry comes naturally to Allan. From his very first day of teaching, 32-years ago, Allan says he knew exactly what he had to do. "These kids need more than seven hours of attention. Most agencies in Phillips close at night, just when kids need them the most."
Minneapolis Recreation Development, Inc.