Misael Perez-Medina

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 MISAEL PEREZ-MEDINA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

University of the Ozarks l Arkansas, USA l Advancing SDG 2 and UNAI 1

Millennium Fellowship Project

Student Initiative on Food Security (SIFS) is a campus-wide initiative that seeks to eradicate episodic food insecurity by introducing educational workshops and policy change discussions; establishing campus food resources, and creating a network of community volunteers to boost the local Food For Thought Garden in Clarksville, Arkansas. Throughout the Millennium Fellowship program, SIFS aims to accomplish the following goals:

  1. Host 5 food security workshops reaching a total of 400 students to help students access food assistance (impact will be tracked with pre/post surveys).

  2. Organize 10 campaigns to volunteer in the Food for Thought Garden with an expected total attendance of 300 students.

  3. Identify the number/type of food insecurity issues that students face with a campus-wide survey.

  4. Create 1 institutional agreement to improve food options for students in the campus food facilities.

  5. Open and Manage the first on-campus Food Bank for the Ozarks community.

  6. Reduce campus food waste by creating 1 food reclamation agreement to distribute edible food to students on and off campus.

About the Millennium Fellow

Misael Perez-Medina is a commuter student at the University of the Ozarks, in Clarksville, Arkansas. He is first generation in his family to finish high school and attend college. He enjoys running and is on the Ozarks cross country and track team. Besides sports, Misael is growing fond of gardening. When he is not studying or working, he spends most of his time at home, with his parents and three siblings.