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 honored to be a Millennium Fellow! I am excited to continue to educate myself on the issues addressed by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and become a more effective, connected, and better-informed advocate for universal human rights.”
Millennium Fellowship Project: Youth for Refugee Advocacy
Youth for Refugee Advocacy aims to encourage dialogue and facilitate activities between American youth and resettled refugees in their communities. YRA gives talks in young communities providing a brief overview of what the refugee crisis is and what they can do to help refugees locally. These educational sessions present young Americans with existing opportunities to help refugees in their area and provide a framework for individuals to build their own service projects based on their interests. Within the next months, YRA hopes to educate and involve at least 50 youth in projects with their local refugee community.
About the Millennium Fellow
Paula Soumaya Domit is a Mexican Lebanese student in Northeastern University's Honors Program pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics with a concentration in International Political Economy, as well as a minor in International Security Studies. Paula Soumaya has a background with the Sustainable Development Goals as a former Youth Delegate to the United Nations Youth Assembly in 2016 and a visiting researcher at the United Nations Office in Geneva in 2019.