Nsedu Obot Witherspoon (NOW) Youth Leadership Award 


The Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) is seeking nominations for its 2017 Nsedu Obot Witherspoon (NOW) Youth Leadership Award!


The NOW  Youth Leadership Award was created as part of the Children’s Environmental Health Network’s 20th anniversary celebration in 2012, in honor of Executive Director Nsedu Obot Witherspoon.This award honors a young person (ages 12-21 at the time of the nomination) who has demonstrated exceptional environmental health leadership--efforts to protect human health, especially of our most vulnerable populations, through actions including: raising awareness of, advocacy for, and outreach around safer, healthier environments across places.  

We encourage submissions of nominees who are young leaders that are involved and committed to environmental health, participate in community action, and have strong leadership skills. Submissions must come from non-family members. Nominations are due June 30, 2017 11:59PM EST. This award will be presented at CEHN’s 25th Anniversary Gala and Child Health Advocate Awards Event in Washington, DC on October 13th, 2017. The winner must be able to travel to DC and attend the event to accept their award, and must be a US resident. 


Nominations can be submitted here

View our past award recipients!