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 be a Millennium Fellow because I want to take my social impact and ideas to a greater level by inviting fellow students to be agents of change, working with them to develop practical actions, and implementing a campus-wide and community-wide project that improves the lives of many people. I am a big believer that only through our voice and dedication, can change truly happen.”
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
Ralph Jean-Pierre is a senior at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas. He is majoring in Business Administration with minors in sustainable agriculture, creative writing and economics. He particularly enjoys playing soccer and discussing with others. He passionate about taking actions to make changes in his community.