ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations.  30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 530 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year. 

The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 310,000 people worldwide this year. 


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT ALEC BUTTNER, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Moravian College l Pennsylvania, USA l Advancing SDG 17 and UNAI 9

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"Many times, there is inadequate communication between the scientific community and the general public. I would love to help establish a healthy perception of science within my community to increase knowledge and strengthen the educational programs."

"Being a Millennium Fellow is very exciting because I am granted the opportunity to connect with other leaders worldwide. I am very fortunate to have the ability to collaborate with such a wonderful group of people and generate meaningful changes within our communities."

Millennium Fellowship Project

The 1742 Model team plans to educate youth about what sustainable development means and why working towards achieving the SDGs is important for our world. While accomplishing this, the team will be showcasing the work our group will be doing over the course of the Fellowship to address food insecurity, housing insecurity, and LGBTQ+ partnership on their campus and in their community as examples of what can be done to help advance the SDGs. 

Measurable Goals:

  • Host 10-14 educational events reaching a total audience of 750 people to educate campus & local communities on the SDGs using the “World’s Largest Lesson Plan” (educational materials created by the UN to teach the SDGs to youth), relevant documentary screenings, classroom discussions, and campus-wide forums 

  • Educate 500+ youth about what the SDGs are and why they are important (tracked using pre/post event surveys)

  • Reduce campus food waste and contribute to local food banks by creating 1 food reclamation agreement between college and dining services

  • Identify the number/type of housing insecurity issues faced by Moravian College students through a campus-wide survey

  • Identify the number/type of food insecurity issues faced by Moravian College students through a campus-wide survey

  • Create 1 institutional agreement to improve student involvement with/understanding of housing insecurity issues in the Lehigh Valley

  • Create 1 institutional agreement to improve student involvement with/understanding of issues faced by LGBTQ+ community in the Lehigh Valley

About the Millennium Fellow

Alec is currently a Sophomore Biochemistry major at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. He is very passionate about Environmental Sustainability, LGBTQ+ Education, and community development. Through the Millennium Fellowship program, Alec hopes to help bridge the gap between scientific data/discoveries and the general public. Following college, Alec plans to attend graduate school and conduct research in the Environmental Science field.

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