MacKenzie Nekton

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 MACKENZIE NEKTON, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND A CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Northeastern University l Massachusetts, USA l Advancing SDG 5 and UNAI 3

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“There's nothing more exciting and promising than a group of people who have come together just for the purpose of supporting each other. That's why I'm excited to be a Millennium Fellow-- because I believe that when you connect with those around you, everyone benefits. I'm looking forward to being inspired by the other Fellows, and to offering my support to as many people as possible.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: Strong Women, Strong Girls

Strong Women, Strong Girls (SWSG) is a nonprofit organization that seeks to empower girls and women through multi-generational mentoring programs. Primarily, college women mentor girls in the third through fifth grades. The award-winning curriculum and mentorship model introduces young girls to positive female rolemodels, highlights skills and strengths of these women, and encourages the girls to practice these skills in a variety of ways, as well as provides a safe and supportive space for the girls to discuss their lives.
During the term of the Fellowship, SWSG at Northeastern will mentor approximately 85-115 girls. In addition to normal programming, this year we intend to focus on increasing the efficacy of the SWSG budget, reorganizing and reducing our spending such that more money is spent on providing supplies and tools for mentoring (such as new pens and pencils, nutritious snacks, and our field trips) and less on mentor-specific expenditures.

About the Millennium Fellow

MacKenzie Nekton is a junior at Northeastern University majoring in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics with a minor in Law and Public Policy. MacKenzie grew up in rural Northern California, in a town with more trees than people. In addition to being a dedicated student and a growing activist, MacKenzie loves cooking, long walks, and the smell of the earth just after in rains. This is her second year as a Campus Director at Northeastern University.

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