Rock Your Block hopes to help teens earn some cash while helping their neighbors



By Dan Haugen, The Line Mag

Rock Your Block is the brainchild of Sarah Young, who took the idea to last month’s Startup Weekend event in Minneapolis. The web app will be a place where kids can search for work and advertise their services for things like raking, shoveling or babysitting.

“I wanted to provide a quick, easy, simple way for teens to find odd jobs within their neighborhoods” and avoid the hassle of putting up fliers or knocking on strangers’ doors, says Young, whose income as a kid included pay for things like babysitting and dog walking. There is no for these kind of chores, and that’s what Rock Your Block wants to be.”

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