His debut book is Be the Change (Zondervan/Youth Specialties), an official companion book to the Amazing Change campaign. In his book he profiles people investing in the world to make a difference. The forward is by Jon Foreman (lead singer of the band Switchfoot). His second book Generation Change, was released in April of 2008 with a forward by Wess Stafford from Compassion International. Other books include Lose Your Cool (Zondervan) and Chivalry which was released by Tyndale House in July 2013. He recently spoke in Australia, Switzerland, Norway and Canada inspiring youth to make a difference. He has also appeared at the White House and was honored by CNN as a modern day hero.
Zach launched the Loose Change to Loosen Chains campaign while in 7th grade, and his school and youth group students raised awareness and funds to help end modern day slavery – a problem facing 27 million people in the world today. Today students around the world are doing the LC2LC campaign benefitting organizations that are involved in abolition.
Hunter now resides in Colorado Springs, CO USA where he is attending the University of Colorado. Hunter also appears regularly on TV and radio and contributes to magazine and newspaper articles. Hunter is the global student spokesperson for The Amazing Change, a social justice campaign launched by Bristol Bay Productions in conjunction with the major motion picture Amazing Grace, based on the life of antislavery pioneer William Wilberforce, that was released in theatres February 23, 2007. Hunter is featured in Pulitzer Prize winning author, Nicholas Kristof’s book “Half the Sky”, in “Do Hard Things” by Alex and Brett Harris and is in the book “Biography” about people students should know in the world today. A children’s book has been written about Hunter as a part of the Young Heroes collection published by Cengage Learning.
Zach challenges his generation to understand not to wait for someone else or someday to make a difference in the world – but instead: You are the Someone. Today is the Day.