Youth Ambassador - Keaton James
Keaton James graduated Corrimal High School in NSW in 2015. In 2013, Keaton participated in the Top Blokes schools mentoring program, and has joined the team becoming the Top Blokes Foundation's first Youth Ambassador. Keaton is passionate about ensuring that all Australian young men have access to social education and a space to be themselves and is now joining the Top Blokes Foundation program facilitation team.
Youth Ambassador - Elvir Catovic
Elvir is currently completing year 11 at Endeavour Sports High in NSW. After completing the Junior Top Blokes program in, Elvir has come onboard as a Top Blokes Youth Ambassador for 2016. With his passion for life and talent for story telling he hopes he can encourage other young men to actively participate in social education programs like Junior Top Blokes.
Youth Ambassador - Bradley Harris
Brad is currently in year 11 at Illawarra Sports High in NSW. He is a keen runner and after completing the Junior Top Blokes program in late 2015 has come on board as a new Youth Ambassador for Top Blokes in 2016. Brad is passionate about ensuring that all young men feel valued and have access to the help and services they need to be successful into the future.
Youth Ambassador - Lachlan Boon
Lachlan Boon is in year 10 at Lake Illawarra High School in NSW and is in his second year as Top Blokes Youth Ambassador. in 2015 he graduated from the Top Blokes schools mentoring program and his passion for promoting positive mental health in other young men is palpable. Lachlan is on a mission to help other young men to understand that talking about your problems and seeking help has no impact on their masculinity.
Ambassador - Arj Barker
Arj is an American stand-up comedian who has a huge following all over the world. He has won the coveted Perrier Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has performed regular sell out seasons at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He now tours Australia and New Zealand on a regular basis playing to sold out audiences playing in the largest theatres in the country.
Check out Arj's tips for being a Top Bloke here.
Ambassador - Akmal Saleh
Akmal originally immigrated to Australia from Egypt with his family nearly 30 years ago. Touring the country to numerous sell out tours, Akmal's uncanny comedic gift has the audience eating out of the palm of his hand as soon as he walks on stage. Well known for his appearances on national television shows such as Rove, The Glass House and “Thank God You’re Here”, Akmal has written a book with Random House based on his life living as an Arab stand-up comedian in Australia – “The Life Of Akmal”
Check out Akmal's words of wisdom for young men here.