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.
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.