Why young males?

About Top Blokes Foundation

Our Vision

More young males lead healthy and safe lives.


Our Mission

To challenge and nurture young males to be their best selves.



  1. To raise awareness about male issues and strategies that can be applied to improve the development of young male health and well-being;

  2. To inspire young males to reach their full potential through peer-inspired environments, increasing their social inclusion and healthy peer relationship;

  3. To ensure Australian young men have access to personal development and volunteer opportunities;

  4. To increase the positive representations of young men within the community and media.

The History of Top Blokes


Established the first Top Blokes Awards that recognised young men who volunteered and inspired others to reach their potentials


Founded Top Blokes Foundation in the Illawarra region


Piloted the Junior Top Blokes Mentoring Program for boys and young men aged



Piloted the Building Blokes Mentoring Program for young men aged 16-24


Awarded Volunteer of the Year (Illawarra)


Awarded IMB Bank’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Illawarra)


Awarded the NSW Young Australian of the Year from the National Australia Day Council


Established first licensee in Lake Macquarie

Expanded to the Western Sydney region

Expanded to the Central Coast region

Received the EY Eastern Region Social Entrepreneur of the Year

Received the EY Social Entrepreneur of the Year


Piloted the Stepping Up Mentoring Program for boys aged 10-13

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