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 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.