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 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.