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.
“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.