ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018
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.
I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because making positive impacts on the world is what it is all about, “People love to say that they want to change the world but never think about changing themselves.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
The Jarvis Diabetes Awareness Campaign uses Diabetes Education as a building-block to healthier communities by raising consciousness to prevent chronic disease and ensure predisposed demographic groups know the risk factors and warning signs. Working together in the community enables timely diagnoses and access to professional care by paying closer attention to prevention and consistently making small behavioral changes that have a big impact, like more nutritious food choices or glycemic trade-offs for junk food. Millennium Fellows at Jarvis Christian College hope to accomplish the measurable goal of reaching 1,000 to 2,000 East Texas youth ages 15 to 22.
About the Millennium Fellow
Alexis Coleman, from Dallas TX, is a senior at Jarvis Christian College majoring in business management. She has volunteered in is the Wellness Project, where she went to nursing homes once or twice a week doing different activities with the elderly including holding technology classes. She is also a member of Enactus where her team came up with different projects that can impact the world in many positive ways. When it comes to helping out with the community, Alexis loves to get people more involved. “It is time that we stop saying what we want to do and just do it. We learn from our failures and mistakes, that is what helps us grow.”