2019 Global Presence Humanitarian Award
After her son was murdered during the Sandy Hook tragedy in December 2012, Scarlett Lewis decided to address the roots of the problems in society that contributed to the tragedy. She became an advocate for social and emotional learning (SEL) teaching children skills for managing emotions, feeling connected, and enjoying healthy relationships. The result was the creation of the Choose Love Movement and a downloadable no-cost, comprehensive SEL program for all ages that empowers individuals to choose love in all circumstances. The Choose Love Enrichment Program has been implemented in all 50 states and in nearly 90 countries.
The Global Presence Humanitarian Award Recipients
2014 Global Presence Humanitarian Award Recipient
Rob Mather, Founder Against Malaria Foundation. Recognized for his contributions in the Life Skills arena of altruism, Rob’s inspirational transition from a young father into a world leader reducing deaths due to malaria shows what one person can accomplish when they have a big heart and a brave goal. In little more than a decade, AMF has distributed more than 3 million nets protecting 6 million people and will soon distribute 4 million more to protect another 8 million.
2013 Global Presence Humanitarian Award Recipient
John Wood, Founder of Room to Read. Author of “Leaving Microsoft to Change the World” John Wood is best known for creating a scalable solution to developing global educational problems. Lesser known, and the reason for his selection for the 2013 Global Presence Humanitarian Award, is his appreciation for the importance of proactive Life Skills education in addition to academics.
2012 Global Presence Humanitarian Award Recipient
Bobbi DePorter, Founder of the Quantum Learning Network. DePorter’s goals of providing proactive Life Skills education to children first manifested in the creation of a week-long summer program for teens called SuperCamp, held in July of 1982 at Kirkwood Meadows near Lake Tahoe, California. Today, SuperCamp has more than 65,000 graduates and programs in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America, and is an established leader in the field of youth development.