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Zach Hunter

Zach Hunter is a college student who is helping lead a new generation of activists to put their faith into action to address some of the most serious problems facing the world today.

In his debut book, Be the Change(2007), Zach profiles people who are investing in the world to make a difference. Zach's second book, Generation Change (2008), gives practical steps for students to take action and find solutions to real-world problems. In Lose Your Cool (2009), Zach challenges his peers to shed conventional ideas of what is cool and instead stoke a passion for what really matters. Zach has also written for Boundless, an online magazine for college students and twentysomethings, and Catalyst Groupzine. He has partnered with artists in the Christian community to help raise awareness about human rights violations and the plight of the poor. Recently Zach spoke in Australia, Switzerland, Norway, Germany, and Canada, inspiring youth to make a difference. He also appeared at White House events and was honored by CNN as a modern-day hero.

While in seventh grade, Zach launched the Loose Change to Loosen Chains campaign, through which his school and youth group raised awareness and funds to help end modern-day slavery—a problem facing 27 million people worldwide. Today students around the globe are participating in the LC2LC campaign to benefit organizations involved in the abolition of slavery.

Currently a university student in Colorado, Zach spends his free time speaking to hundreds of thousands of people about God's heart for the hurting and oppressed, sharing his dream that his generation would discover God's great love for them and be motivated to care for their neighbors around the world. Zach also appears regularly on TV and radio and contributes to magazine and newspaper articles.

Zach contributed to the Just Start DVD curriculum, also featuring Chuck Colson, Desmond Tutu, Kay Warren, Joni Eareckson Tada, and others. Zach served as the global student spokesperson for The Amazing Change, a social justice campaign launched by Bristol Bay Productions in conjunction with the 2007 major motion picture Amazing Grace, based on the life of antislavery pioneer William Wilberforce. Zach has been featured in Pulitzer Prize–winning author Nicholas Kristof's book Half the Sky, in Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris, and in the January 2008 edition of Biography Today, a magazine series about people that students should know in the world today. A children's book has been written about Zach as part of the Young Heroes series published by Cengage Learning. Zach also contributed to You Were Made to Make a Difference by Max Lucado and was featured in Wrecked by Jeff Goins and Dating Delilah by Judah Smith.

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