Nidhi Bhaskar ’17 Wins National Youth Leadership Award

Nidhi Bhaskar ’17 has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 CEHN (Children’s Environmental Health Network) Youth Leadership Award. She is the sole recipient of this prestigious award, chosen from hundreds of youth environmental leaders from across the country who have shown a commitment to preserving the health of children on a local and global level. For more information on this award:

Nidhi will travel to Washington, D.C., on October 13 to participate in Children’s Environmental Health Day events and attend an awards ceremony, where she will be honored alongside professors and policy makers from Harvard University, the National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization.

Nidhi is the founder and CEO of Project New Boundaries for Youth (ProjectNBYouth), an organization that aims to create awareness and action about environmental, health and sustainability issues among youth around the world. In the coming year, Nidhi plans to expand ProjectNBYouth to five cities in India, and will also launch a competition for St. Louis area high school students in the spring of 2017. For more information, visit:

“I feel incredibly humbled and honored to be receiving this national honor with four other distinguished people who are accomplished professors and policy makers in Public Health,” Nidhi says. “I look at this award as a responsibility and an inspiration to work harder to pursue my work in causes I am passionate about: youth activism in promoting environmental sanitation and sustainability to create a cleaner and healthier global community.”

Congratulations to Nidhi!