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 love people. I do the work I do to make people's lives better and share love and light with them. As long as I am helping people, I will be happy. I admire the UN's mission and believe in their sustainable development goals, that is why I am so excited to represent the UN as a Millennium Fellow.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
Free Period is a project devoted to increasing access to free feminine hygiene products on campus, as well as decreasing the stigma around women's health and hygiene. At Free Period, we believe that feminine hygiene products should be free and accessible to all as they are necessities for good health. Our goal is to provide free products in all of the major bathrooms across Washburn University's campus. This will impact at least three major buildings on campus: the student union, admissions building, and primary library. With the success of this pilot project, we hope to see it expand in the future to cover the entire campus.
About the Millennium Fellow
Emma Staats is a senior at Washburn University and will be graduating with a Liberal Arts Baccalaureate in Integrated Studies this May. She is tailoring her degree to focus on social justice issues, primarily Human Trafficking, by combining classes in Criminal Justice, Women's and Gender Studies, and Sociology. She is minoring in Leadership Studies as well as Theatre. Emma spends her time getting involved on campus and in the community by holding a variety of leadership positions in the Leadership Institute, Residential Living, Topeka and Shawnee County Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition, and Bods Feeding Bods: Washburn University's on-campus food and commodities pantry.