In the early 1940s, during World War II, many young men, mostly ministers and evangelists, were holding large rallies in Canada, Britain and the United States. In an effort to coordinate these programs Youth for Christ was founded in 1944. The Rev. Billy Graham was YFC's first full-time staff member.
Over the years Youth for Christ has had many types of programs such as; youth rallies, Bible Clubs , teen to teen evangelism, campus ministries and urban ministries. YFC is in over 100 countries.