Hunter Johnson

Fitzroy, Victoria

Social innovator

Hunter co-founded The Man Cave, a non-profit that runs preventative and emotional intelligence programs for boys and young men. Delivered through schools and sports clubs, the programs are in demand at a time when suicide is the leading cause of death for young men under 25 and male-perpetrated domestic violence continues to claim lives. The Man Cave creates a safe space where young men can openly talk about challenges such as bullying, school pressure, relationships, puberty and family setbacks. Hunter will use his grant to train more facilitators and help equip young men with all-important social and emotional skills.