Christen Allen is a true local hero to the community of Monmouth, IL. She is known for her dedication and hard work towards the First Street Armoury and the programs it offers. The Armoury has four key programs including the Energy League, which Christen leads. Energy League is an after school program for the children around the Lincoln Homes community in Monmouth. Christen is also a committed AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, which allows her to serve the community of Monmouth in hopes to assist in its growth. On top of the work she does for Monmouth, Christen is a loving wife to her husband and a caring mother to her three children.
Christen grew up in Kirkwood IL, which is about ten miles down the road from Monmouth. She attended Yorkwood High School and at the age of sixteen moved to Monmouth with her family and has been living here ever since.