• Search Institute, Director of Training
• Quest International, Training Manager
• President, Youth Reaching Out International
• High school English teacher
• At-risk Youth Coordinator
• M.A. in Human Development, St. Mary’s University, Minneapolis, Minnesota
• B.A. in Education, University of Washington, Seattle
Vollbracht's audiences have included:
Author of five books, including Stopping at Every Lemonade Stand: How to Create a Culture That Cares for Kids—reviewed by Chinaberry Press as "the best book I've ever read on how to create real change in our kids' lives"—Vollbracht's dynamic and inspiring keynote focuses on the key shifts that need to occur in our culture and how to apply them in our schools, organizations, and communities.
As Director of Training for Search Institute's National Healthy Communities - Healthy Youth Initiative, he designed and implemented training programs across North America. He developed partnerships with Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCA's, schools, libraries, and a range of other key organizations.
As Western Training Manager for Quest International, Vollbracht managed a team of seven regional trainers and helped coordinate an international team of forty trainers across North America and the world.
As President of Youth Reaching Out International, Vollbracht worked with youth in envisioning and implementing local and international service projects, where teams of youth and adults traveled to Hermosillo, Mexico, to work with orphans at Ciudad de los Ninos.
He is currently working on more inspirational books on how youth are the key to not just our future, but the present.
James currently lives in Tucson, AZ..