Laura Turner Seydel, Chairperson of Captain Planet Foundation, is an environmentalist and humanitarian devoted to educating youth internationally on sustainable, eco-conscious living. Laura is a director of the Environmental Working Group, a co-founder of Mothers and Others for Clean Air, and she co-founded Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. She also serves on foundation boards for the Jane Smith Turner Foundation, The Turner Foundation, and the Turner Endangered Species Fund. Laura continues to lead a life of service as she relentlessly advocates for global environmental education and involvement. The NSHSS Foundation is especially proud to partner with Captain Planet Foundation on the annual Earth Day Award competition.
Dr. William E. Evans, former CEO of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, received a 2014 Claes Nobel World Betterment Award. For the last two years, St Jude has been the top employer where NSHSS members wish to work according to the annual NSHSS Millennial Career Survey. The Claes Nobel World Betterment Award honors outstanding role models for today’s millennials, recognizing individuals who are making exceptional contributions to society.
Arne Duncan, former CEO of Chicago Public Schools and current U.S. Secretary of Education, speaks about the role that educators and organizations like NSHSS play in expanding opportunities for students across the globe to prepare them for success in college and in future careers. Through the World Betterment Award, the NSHSS Foundation seeks to inspire leadership and value for humankind among diverse young people around the world.