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 it is a great platform to connect with individuals as passionate about making a bold social impact as I am. This experience will be life changing because it will not only help me grow as a leader, it will also provide me the amazing opportunity to make a difference in the life of others.”
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
Yailin Blackman is a senior at University of the Ozarks, where she studies Business Administration with a focus on Management and Economics. She is also double minoring in Psychology and Religion. At Ozarks, she embraces her passion for supporting the growth of her peers as a tutor. Yailin has been a member of the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) and Enactus organizations for the past two years. She is a native of Panama city, Panama. Yailin has a strong passion for helping others, and believes collective leadership is the key to success in making a bold social change.