NOW Youth Leadership Awards


NOW Youth Leadership Awards

Do you know an outstanding youth who has displayed exceptional leadership on behalf of children's environmental health, equity, or climate justice? Nominate them for the Children’s Environmental Health Network’s 2024 Nsedu Obot Witherspoon (NOW) Youth Leadership Awards!⁠

This 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. Nominees must be between the ages of 10 and 21 (inclusive) and demonstrate exceptional environmental health leadership—protecting human health, especially of our most vulnerable populations.  Winners will be honored at the annual Children's Environmental Health Day awards on October 10, 2024, in Washington DC.

Nominate by February 29:



Nominations are now open for the Children’s Environmental Health Network’s Annual NOW Youth Leadership Awards! This celebration honors outstanding youth for their leadership in children's environmental health, equity, climate action, and justice. 


Nomination deadline: February 29, 2024

Awards event: October 10, 2024 in Washington DC

Nomination portal:


Please help us reach child health advocates in your community! These awards are a great way to celebrate youth leadership and lift up acts of service.