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 excited to become a Millennium Fellow because I’ve always appreciated service and this now gives me the opportunity to serve on an even larger scale. I do this kind oft work because I’m familiar with the experiences that these students are going through. I grew up in an impoverished community and have seen family and friends suffer from food insecurities and made a vow to myself from a very young age to dedicate myself to helping others who are struggling.”
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:
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).
Organize 10 campaigns to volunteer in the Food for Thought Garden with an expected total attendance of 300 students.
Identify the number/type of food insecurity issues that students face with a campus-wide survey.
Create 1 institutional agreement to improve food options for students in the campus food facilities.
Open and Manage the first on-campus Food Bank for the Ozarks community.
Reduce campus food waste by creating 1 food reclamation agreement to distribute edible food to students on and off campus.
About the Millennium Fellow
Petron Brown is a sophomore at University of The Ozarks with dual majors in Environmental Studies and Theatre. He is involved in a number of campus organizations such as the Planet Club and the Black Student Association. Petron believes that the true purpose of life is not to shine light on yourself but on others by being of service to your community.