Its Our Neighborhood

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Its Our Neighborhood

Creating Pathways To Youth Entrepreneurship

Our Mission

To provide at-risk youth with mentors, employment, academic and recreational opportunities. Helping them to grow into successful entrepreneurs. 

Weekly Classes

Wednesday, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Intro to Entrepreneurship

Interns will learn the basics of starting their own business, creating a detailed business plan to present at the youth job fair.

Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

UPS Job Placement

Learn what you need to know to get a job with UPS.

Fridays, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Chess Club & Game Competition

Interns will learn mastery of chess and play games with a chance to earn prizes.

Mondays, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Photography & Videography

Interns will learn to take photos and videos and to use editing software. Photos and videos will be used to promote their businesses.

Thursdays, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Web Design with ITOT Africa

Interns will build and deploy their own business websites to showcase their business model, products and services.

Youth Membership Application and Job Opportunities

Apply for Membership! For grades 3rd-10th only.
For all other job positions please click the link below and email or drop off at our location.

Apply for Employment! For ages 14 - 20 only.

Please click the link below, create a user account, and apply for the Its Our Neighborhood Intern Program

Job Positions:
Maintenance, Marketing, Landscaping, Dishwasher, Food handler, Computer Tech Tutor, Business Tutor, Chess Tutor, Secretary, Multimedia Tutor

St. Paul Youth Business Fair 1st and 2nd place winners Rainbow Lemonade and Sisters Loom, promoting their businesses on Fox 9.

In The News

“Minnesota Barber Gives Away Haircuts and Backpacks to Needy Kids Headed Back to School”
“With free haircuts and backpack giveaways, a St. Paul barber starts his own nonprofit”
“Milan Dennie of King Milan’s Barbershop”
St. Paul Barber Gives Free Back-To-School Haircuts”

“Free back to school haircuts at King Milan’s barbershop”

“Barbershop gives free back-to-school haircuts”

Thank you to our Community Partners!