In February 1994, James Coolidge moved his young family to London to start the first YFC London drop-in centre on Dearness Drive. After many years of working in youth and other non-profit ministries in London, he returned to YFC to become Executive Director in August 2011.
Asked why he feels it’s important to work with teens, James replies; “Teenagers are often viewed as leaders of the future, but I believe if we wait till then, we lose a lot of potential. Teens are today’s leaders in development who need encouragement and guidance to clarify their passions. Then, when provided with the empowerment and right opportunity, they have the creative energy, capacity and determination to be leaders of change in their communities, today.”