Josephine Justin

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 JOSEPHINE JUSTIN , A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

UNC at Charlotte l North Carolina, USA l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 3

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“Being a Millennium Fellow is an opportunity for my college and city to collaborate and better our community. Living in Charlotte has exposed me to the lack of socioeconomic mobility the city provides along with the disparities amongst Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS). As a political science major, I’m interested in providing support to those in CMS who do not receive adequate funding and resources. After attending multiple Model United Nations conferences in the past two years, it has become obvious that education is the common denominator when it comes to preventing and addressing problems.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: LIFE Skills Initiative

The objective of the LIFE Skills Initiative is to reach out to Title I high schools in the Charlotte Mecklenburg area and give the students access to resources they can use to learn helpful life skills. These include lifestyle, interpersonal, financial, and educational skills, which make up the acronym LIFE for our project name. We want to give them information about these areas so they can be better equipped to handle their futures, whether they take the college path or are getting a job straight out of high school. We hope that by giving them these tools, they’ll be able to break the poverty cycle they experience and give themselves and their children better lives.

About the Millennium Fellow

Josephine Justin is a junior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte studying Political Science and Business. She was born in Tuticorin, India and moved to th United States. Josephine is involved with UNCC’s Model United Nations team, serving as Secretary on the Executive Board and the Under-Secretary General for the 2019 Carolina Conference. Having lived in Charlotte for the past seven years, she looks forward to working with high school students in the area and her university’s passionate team.


Zachary Burgan

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 ZACHARY BURGAN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

UNC at Charlotte l North Carolina, USA l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 3

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Millennium Fellowship Project: LIFE Skills Initiative

The objective of the LIFE Skills Initiative is to reach out to Title I high schools in the Charlotte Mecklenburg area and give the students access to resources they can use to learn helpful life skills. These include lifestyle, interpersonal, financial, and educational skills, which make up the acronym LIFE for our project name. We want to give them information about these areas so they can be better equipped to handle their futures, whether they take the college path or are getting a job straight out of high school. We hope that by giving them these tools, they’ll be able to break the poverty cycle they experience and give themselves and their children better lives.

About the Millennium Fellow

Zak Burgan is a Senior at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte pursuing a degree in Operations and Supply Chain Management with a minor in Anthropology. Zak grew up living overseas in São José Dos Campos, Brazil and in Frankfurt, Germany. While living abroad, he experienced the importance of globalization first-hand which sparked his early interest in a globally oriented career. Zak helps run operations for the UNCC Primatology Lab and is helping start a Hyperledger organization on campus. In his spare time, Zak loves to travel and spend time working on construction projects.

Connect with Zak via LinkedIn.

Sydney Roux

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 SYDNEY ROUX, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

UNC at Charlotte l North Carolina, USA l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 3

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“I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I want to be able to make a difference in my community, especially on the topic of education. There are a lot of underfunded schools and communities in my city and I want to help those less fortunate end the poverty cycle they've been subjected to. I also want to help erase the stigma that these people are lazy or stupid, when in reality they just lack the opportunities that a lot of us have.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: LIFE Skills Initiative

The objective of the LIFE Skills Initiative is to reach out to Title I high schools in the Charlotte Mecklenburg area and give the students access to resources they can use to learn helpful life skills. These include lifestyle, interpersonal, financial, and educational skills, which make up the acronym LIFE for our project name. We want to give them information about these areas so they can be better equipped to handle their futures, whether they take the college path or are getting a job straight out of high school. We hope that by giving them these tools, they’ll be able to break the poverty cycle they experience and give themselves and their children better lives.

About the Millennium Fellow

Sydney Roux is a rising sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, double majoring in Psychology and Organizational Communication Studies. She will be a member of the Leadership Fellows in the fall of 2019. Her hobbies include reading and writing.

Sahithi Meduri

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 SAHITHI MEDURI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

UNC at Charlotte l North Carolina, USA l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 3

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“I've always wanted to pour people a cup of my knowledge and mental strength. I am beyond thankful for all the opportunities in my life. Being a Millennium Fellow will help me share whatever I have with my community. I do the work that I do is because I want to see others live better and stronger lives. I want to see fairness and equity in my community. I look forward to giving my all and seeing a smile on people's faces.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: LIFE Skills Initiative

The objective of the LIFE Skills Initiative is to reach out to Title I high schools in the Charlotte Mecklenburg area and give the students access to resources they can use to learn helpful life skills. These include lifestyle, interpersonal, financial, and educational skills, which make up the acronym LIFE for our project name. We want to give them information about these areas so they can be better equipped to handle their futures, whether they take the college path or are getting a job straight out of high school. We hope that by giving them these tools, they’ll be able to break the poverty cycle they experience and give themselves and their children better lives.

About the Millennium Fellow

Sahithi Meduri is a third-year student studying Computer Science at UNC Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina. Sahithi is deeply passionate about education, social equity, and technology. She aspires to work with communities around the world to create better and brighter futures for them. During her free time, you can find her working on different projects that combine technology and social impact. Someday, she hopes to become a Computer Science teacher and inspire her students to create technology for social good.

Connect with Sahithi via LinkedIn, Instagram, & Twitter.

Merel Devaney

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 MEREL DEVANEY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

UNC at Charlotte l North Carolina, USA l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 3

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Millennium Fellowship Project: LIFE Skills Initiative

The objective of the LIFE Skills Initiative is to reach out to Title I high schools in the Charlotte Mecklenburg area and give the students access to resources they can use to learn helpful life skills. These include lifestyle, interpersonal, financial, and educational skills, which make up the acronym LIFE for our project name. We want to give them information about these areas so they can be better equipped to handle their futures, whether they take the college path or are getting a job straight out of high school. We hope that by giving them these tools, they’ll be able to break the poverty cycle they experience and give themselves and their children better lives.

About the Millennium Fellow

Merel Devaney is a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Currently, Merel is double majoring in Pre-Public Health and Spanish. Merel is the Conference Director of the American Mock World Health Organization's chapter on her campus. In the future, Merel strives to create healthier and stronger communities.

Connect with Merel via LinkedIn.

Melissa Martin

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 MELISSA MARTIN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

UNC at Charlotte l North Carolina, USA l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 3

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Millennium Fellowship Project: LIFE Skills Initiative

The objective of the LIFE Skills Initiative is to reach out to Title I high schools in the Charlotte Mecklenburg area and give the students access to resources they can use to learn helpful life skills. These include lifestyle, interpersonal, financial, and educational skills, which make up the acronym LIFE for our project name. Lifestyle skills can teach them positive thinking and coping skills, interpersonal skills will aid them in assimilating into new environments, job or college, financial skills will help them budget and better understand loans they may apply for, and the educational skills will act as a crash course for what to expect in college if they choose that path and what can help them be more successful. We hope that by giving them these tools, they’ll be able to break the poverty cycle they experience and give themselves and their children better lives.

About the Millennium Fellow

Melissa Martin is a senior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte studying English and psychology. Her research interests include first language acquisition and cognition. Currently, she is an intern with Promising Pages, an early literacy nonprofit in Charlotte. She is the editor in chief of Sanskrit Literary-Arts Magazine, interim director of Real Change Now, and treasurer of Sex Week UNC Charlotte.

Mary Catherine Spain

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 MARY CATHERINE SPAIN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

UNC at Charlotte l North Carolina, USA l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 3

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“I’m excited to work with like minded individuals on projects that can have real world impacts. I believe it works because it gives students access to resources they may of otherwise slipped passed them.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: LIFE Skills Initiative

The objective of the LIFE Skills Initiative is to reach out to Title I high schools in the Charlotte Mecklenburg area and give the students access to resources they can use to learn helpful life skills. These include lifestyle, interpersonal, financial, and educational skills, which make up the acronym LIFE for our project name. We want to give them information about these areas so they can be better equipped to handle their futures, whether they take the college path or are getting a job straight out of high school. We hope that by giving them these tools, they’ll be able to break the poverty cycle they experience and give themselves and their children better lives.

About the Millennium Fellow

Mary Catherine Spain is a senior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte studying political science. She currently works with venture outdoor leadership program at UNCC. In facilitation and participation form. She also currently volunteers with running works and REACH.

Maria Cruzat

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 MARIA CRUZAT, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

UNC at Charlotte l North Carolina, USA l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 3

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“I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I believe that as we mobilize young adults to acknowledge systematic issues within society, we find innovative and effective ways to serve our community better. Together, we can help alleviate poverty in our cities.

Millennium Fellowship Project: LIFE Skills Initiative

The objective of the LIFE Skills Initiative is to support Title I high schools in the Charlotte/Mecklenburg area and provide students with access to resources that further life skills. These include lifestyle, interpersonal, financial, and educational skills which make up the acronym of the project name. We aim to provide information about these areas to empower students to lead their futures with more knowledge, adaptability, and confidence whether they continue into higher education or start working. Our hope is for this support to be a step in the right direction to break the cycle of poverty.

About the Millennium Fellow

Maria Cruzat is a senior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with triple majors in Public Health, International Studies: Sustainability and Development, and Spanish and a minor in Applied Understandings in Global Education. She works closely with the foster community of Charlotte partnering with local foster agencies and nonprofits to provide educational support to families. She is enthusiastic about global public health interventions and practices this interest through her leadership in her university’s American Mock World Health Organization. Her hope is to engage in intersectional work as she continues as a public health professional.

Connect with Maria via LinkedIn & Instagram.

Justin Castillo

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 JUSTIN CASTILLO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

UNC at Charlotte l North Carolina, USA l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 3

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“I am excited to be apart of this fellowship as it will allow me to grow not only as a leader but as an individual, alongside other people with the same passion to change the world for the better. We, as the new generation, are the keys to which change shall come forth.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: LIFE Skills Initiative

The objective of the LIFE Skills Initiative is to reach out to Title I high schools in the Charlotte Mecklenburg area and give the students access to resources they can use to learn helpful life skills. These include lifestyle, interpersonal, financial, and educational skills, which make up the acronym LIFE for our project name. We want to give them information about these areas so they can be better equipped to handle their futures, whether they take the college path or are getting a job straight out of high school. We hope that by giving them these tools, they’ll be able to break the poverty cycle they experience and give themselves and their children better lives.

About the Millennium Fellow

Justin Castillo is currently a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte going on the Premedical route, studying Pre public Health. Justin is a co-founder of the nonprofit organization, Tri Musical Learning, and currently serves as the Programmatic Team Director/Director of Educational Relations. The nonprofit is dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged children through music education and mentorship. Outside of school and his nonprofit, Justin likes to read, draw, play the clarinet, and “do anything athletic”. He has a passion for education and for helping others.

Connect with Justin via Instagram.

Janessa Schwallie

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 JANESSA SCHWALLIE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

UNC at Charlotte l North Carolina, USA l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 3

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Janessa has a significant passion for sustainability and creating a safer, more economically- and environmentally-aware future. She vies for connecting with individuals from different backgrounds, perspectives, and beliefs to create a global community of trust, safety, and efficiency. The Millennium Fellowship offers the opportunity to gain international perspectives and connections from like-minded individuals and peers to kickstart a stronger, interconnected future.

Millennium Fellowship Project: LIFE Skills Initiative

The objective of the LIFE Skills Initiative is to reach out to Title I high schools in the Charlotte Mecklenburg area and give the students access to resources they can use to learn helpful life skills. These include lifestyle, interpersonal, financial, and educational skills, which make up the acronym LIFE for our project name. We want to give them information about these areas so they can be better equipped to handle their futures, whether they take the college path or getting a job straight out of high school. We hope that by giving them these tools, they’ll be able to break the poverty cycle they experience and give themselves and their children better lives.

About the Millennium Fellow

Janessa Schwallie is a senior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte double-majoring in Mechanical Engineering and German-language. She acts as the treasurer for UNC Charlotte's University Honors Program and student chapter of the Tau Beta Pi engineering society. Janessa also developed and facilitated Find Your Future as an alumni of the Lee College of Engineering's Leadership Academy. A career-pathways initiative, Find Your Future partnered with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system, connecting young adults with industry speakers to expose them to potential career options.

Connect with Janessa via LinkedIn & Instagram.

Hiral Patel

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 HIRAL PATEL, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

UNC at Charlotte l North Carolina, USA l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 3

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“I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow as it gives me the opportunity to make a real and large social impact in the community. I get to work with great people and mitigate some of the problems that society faces with creative and innovative ideas. Community service and just helping people, in general, is what I enjoy doing and what I see myself doing in the future as a profession.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: LIFE Skills Initiative

The objective of the LIFE Skills Initiative is to reach out to Title I high schools in the Charlotte Mecklenburg area and give the students access to resources they can use to learn helpful life skills. These include lifestyle, interpersonal, financial, and educational skills, which make up the acronym LIFE for our project name. We want to give them information about these areas so they can be better equipped to handle their futures, whether they take the college path or are getting a job straight out of high school. We hope that by giving them these tools, they’ll be able to break the poverty cycle they experience and give themselves and their children better lives.

About the Millennium Fellow

Hiral Patel is a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte studying Political Science with a minor in Economics. Hiral is currently a writer for the opinion section at her local and school newspaper: The Niner Times; and she volunteers for the Helping Hands Project. Hiral has interests in Bollywood dance, politics, research and doing community service. With her degree and further experience, she hopes to go to law school and land a job in the government sector to promote societal welfare.

Emma Szewczyk

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 EMMA SZEWCZYK, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

UNC at Charlotte l North Carolina, USA l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 3

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“I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I'll be collaborating on a very exciting project, with tangible and far reaching results to improve education for all in my community with a cohort of intelligent and enthusiastic fellows!”

Millennium Fellowship Project: LIFE Skills Initiative

LIFE Skills Initiative aims to work with Title I high schools in the Charlotte Mecklenburg area to give students opportunities to learn more about life skills that will help with their future. As the acronym LIFE implies, we aim to teach these students about lifestyle, interpersonal, financial, and educational skills that they can use indefinitely. We hope to reach out to seven high schools, teaching roughly 8,830 students these LIFE skills that they may not be able to learn about at school or at home. By reaching out to these students, we hope the impact will be big enough that they can break the poverty cycle that encircles them. We hope to change the futures of these students, helping them to take a different path than what would normally be expected of them.

About the Millennium Fellow

Emma Szewczyk is a senior at the University of North Carolina with a double major in Sociology and Political Science. She currently serves as the president of the Charlotte Green Initiative, a committee of students who allocate funds from the university’s Student Green Fee to projects that will enable UNC Charlotte to use renewable energy, become energy efficient and operate in a sustainable manner. Upon graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in nonprofit advocacy.

Christina On You Lee

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 CHRISTINA ON YOU LEE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

UNC at Charlotte l North Carolina, USA l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 3

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“I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I get to help others around me. I find happiness in being kind and using my talents to change lives. It matters to me that we educate the generations after us continuously so that this world is always abundant with global citizens who will do their best to move our world towards peace and love.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: LIFE Skills Initiative

LIFE Skills Initiative aims to work with Title I high schools in the Charlotte Mecklenburg area to give students opportunities to learn more about life skills that will help with their future. As the acronym LIFE implies, we aim to teach these students about lifestyle, interpersonal, financial, and educational skills that they can use indefinitely. We hope to reach out to seven high schools, teaching roughly 8,830 students these LIFE skills that they may not be able to learn about at school or at home. By reaching out to these students, we hope the impact will be big enough that they can break the poverty cycle that encircles them. We hope to change the futures of these students, helping them to take a different path than what would normally be expected of them.

About the Millennium Fellow

Christina Lee is a junior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is studying Political Science and International Studies. Christina currently serves as the Vice President External for the UNCC Model United Nations Club. Christina hopes to attend law school and work for the United Nations. She also participates in club tennis and has a hobby of writing. Christina recently came back from studying abroad in Seoul, South Korea where she was able to learn more about her Korean roots and the Korean language as well.

Connect with Christina via Facebook.

Briana McNeal

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 BRIANA MCNEAL, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

UNC at Charlotte l North Carolina, USA l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 3

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“I am grateful to be selected as a Millennium Fellow and to be affiliated with the UNAI for the opportunity to make a positive impact within our community and beyond while challenging ourselves as leaders. I am most excited about working with my peers on campus and all across the world to be an inspiration to other individuals on taking action on subjects or experiences that concern them within their communities and beyond. Thankfully this opportunity provides a platform to connect with individuals across the world that work together with a common goal in mind, to make a positive impact.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: LIFE Skills Initiative

The objective of our project is to reach out to Title I high schools in the Charlotte Mecklenburg county area and give students access to resources they can use to learn helpful life skills. These include lifestyle, interpersonal, financial, and educational skills, which make up the acronym LIFE for our project name. We want to give them information about these areas so they can be better equipped to handle their futures, whether they take the college path or getting a job straight out of high school. There are roughly 8,836 total kids attending these 7 Title I schools, and it is projected that by our program 2,000-4,999 students will benefit from our program. We hope that by giving them these tools, they’ll be able to break the poverty cycle they experience and give themselves and their children better lives.

About the Millennium Fellow

Briana McNeal is a Junior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a minor in Public Health with the goal of achieving a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Briana enjoys participating in activities that register with her values and interests when it comes to engaging and assisting within her community. In Briana's down time she finds herself enjoying the comfort of a nice movie or show and of course snacks, which leads us to mention, if you're quite the "foodie" reach out to her for possible suggestions as she's constantly looking for unique cuisines within the area to try in an effort to expand her appreciation and experience with different cultures as she intends to travel the world in the near future!

Connect with Briana via LinkedIn.

Aydin Bliss Thomas

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 AYDIN BLISS THOMAS, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

UNC at Charlotte l North Carolina, USA l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 3

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“Given the right circumstances, a person with a heart capable of diverse interactions with different communities is well equipped for change. If that person possesses a seemingly boundless amount of empathy they should be bound to flourish, helping sustain the people they interact with, as well as themselves.""

Millennium Fellowship Project: LIFE Skills Initiative

The objective of our project is to reach out to Title I high schools in the Charlotte Mecklenburg area and give the students access to resources they can use to learn helpful life skills. These include lifestyle, interpersonal, financial, and educational skills, which make up the acronym LIFE for our project name. We want to give information about these areas so they can be better equipped to handle their futures, whether they take the college path or getting a job straight out of high school. Lifestyle skills can teach them positive thinking and coping skills, interpersonal skills will aid them in assimilating into new environments, job or college, financial skills will help them budget and better understand loans they may apply for, and the educational skills will act as a crash-course for what to expect in college if they choose that path and what can help them be more successful.

About the Millennium Fellow

Aydin Thomas is a Junior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte studying Religious Studies and Africana Studies. Aydin's main priorities revolve around the well-being of others, as of course herself, including areas of mental, physical, and emotional health. She is a strong-advocate for humor and curiosity. She is involved in many varying activities, including; a fashion line, feeding people, skateboarding, and artistry in design. Aydin has no significant titles worth sharing but remains interested, passionate, and courageous in doing what is best as she sees fit. This often places her in many impromptu leadership positions i.e. mentoring female skaters, co-owning a business, and nannying(?).

Andrew Fiorentino

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 ANDREW FIORENTINO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

UNC at Charlotte l North Carolina, USA l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 3

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“I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I believe it is the value of weaving communities together, crafting plans to improve current conditions, and activism, where a global community can truly come about and people can live in a higher well-being!”

Millennium Fellowship Project: LIFE Skills Initiative

The objective of the LIFE Skills Initiative is to reach out to Title 1 high schools in the Charlotte Mecklenburg area and give the students access to resources they can use to learn helpful life skills. These include lifestyle, interpersonal, financial, and educational, which make up the acronym LIFE for our project name. We want to give them information about these areas so they can be better equipped to handle their futures, whether they take the college path or getting a job after graduation. We hope by giving them these tools, they will be able to break the poverty cycle they experience and give themselves and their children better lives.

About the Millennium Fellow

Andrew Fiorentino is a senior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte studying International Business and Political Science with a passion for all things tech, entrepreneurship, and economic development.

Adriana Figueroa-Rivera

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 ADRIANA FIGUEROA-RIVERA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

UNC at Charlotte l North Carolina, USA l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 3

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“We go about our lives asking ourselves what it is that we want to do with it. Some find the answers, but some don't. I am lucky to know what it is, helping others and my community. Being part of the Millennium Fellowship Program will not only help me reach out to more people but also help improve my skills and further my knowledge.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: LIFE Skills Initiative

The objective of the LIFE Skills Initiative is to reach out to Title I high schools in the Charlotte Mecklenburg area and give the students access to resources they can use to learn helpful life skills. These include lifestyle, interpersonal, financial, and educational skills, which make up the acronym LIFE for our project name. We want to give them information about these areas so they can be better equipped to handle their futures, whether they take the college path or are getting a job straight out of high school. We hope that by giving them these tools, they’ll be able to break the poverty cycle they experience and give themselves and their children better lives.

About the Millennium Fellow

Adriana S. Figueroa-Rivera is a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she is double majoring in International Studies and German. She aspires to go to law school and then go to her homeland, Puerto Rico, to make a positive change and help reconstruct her country after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria.

Connect with Adriana via LinkedIn.