James Rouse

Community Outreach Worker

James joined Some Other Solutions October of 2016. James hails from the small town of Sussex, New Brunswick, where he was raised alongside his 2 brothers and 3 sisters. He attended St. Thomas University in Fredericton and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. He hopes to someday return to university to study child development, teaching English as a second language and education. After university, James has spent 3 years in Japan, where he taught in large public schools in the Osaka region. There, he realized his passion for working with youth.

He has seen success taking on a mentor role in his schools, where he connected with students struggling with self-esteem issues, loneliness and lack of motivation.

He firmly believes that every child has a story to tell, and many just need someone to listen and care without judgement.

James hopes to help the youth of Fort McMurray realize their own passions and to build upon the skills they already have.