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'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.