ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.
“I am very much looking forward to joining likeminded students and activists around the world in implementing our social impact projects, each doing our part in creating progress for a better tomorrow.”
Millennium Fellowship Project: Youth Voices for a Sustainable Future
This project focuses on expanding human rights education and increasing awareness of responsible consumption and production among high school students by creating an essay contest related to SDG 12 and the mission of the Finger Lakes ReUse Centers to reduce our carbon footprints and provide affordable reused items. We hope to reach at least 1000 people by advertising via radio, online, and in participating high schools. We also want to impact around 50 high school students by inspiring them to research SDG12 and submit an essay for the contest.
About the Millennium Fellow
Xiaoyu (Angela) Li is a junior at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, USA. She is studying Government and Inequality Studies, and plans to attend law school before working in fields related to public service, civil rights, and human rights. On campus, she is very involved with Alternative Breaks, a social justice organization focused on service and teaching about systems of oppression. She is also a member of Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity, and a staff News writer for The Cornell Daily Sun.