Ashley Whitley

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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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.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT ASHLEY WHITLEY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Cornell University l New York, USA l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 3

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β€œThe Millennium Fellowship presents an excellent opportunity to advocate for social change within a community of leaders who seek to make a difference.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: Educational Programs Development

My project consists of a curriculum and presentational materials that I am currently developing, which seek to combat education access barriers for youth between the ages of 13-18 in the United States, as well as some adults who qualify for specific literacy and GED training programs. These materials will be consolidated into a course that will then be administered and presented through a non profit organization that has agreed to partner with me, called Helping Hands. The curriculum and materials that I develop within this program will be used to advocate for pre-high school, pre-college, and pre- professional success, GED attainment as well as individual education access barriers, that may require more specified approaches such as tutoring.

About the Millennium Fellow

Ashley Whitley is a Junior at Cornell University studying English and Government. Ashley is a Meinig Family Cornell National Scholar, and an advising fellow for a non-profit organization called Matriculate, a student mentorship program that advocates for low-income high school student matriculation to top colleges. Her passion for education equity has led her to organize a pre-college informational workshop for middle and high school students, pursue literacy and English language teaching for new arrival refugees and work closely within the education department of a non-profit to develop their educational programs.