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.
"The Millennium Fellows community offers a new platform to learn with individuals from diverse backgrounds who share similar passions. A cohort of my peers devoted to various projects will challenge me to further dedicate myself to my project, as well as inspire me to contribute to other sustainable development goals. In this community, I look forward to receive training and learning from my peers to maximize my impact, as well as promoting our collective passion in social impact to our schools and wider communities.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
Bridge the Heart is a non-profit organization by youth for youth to provide peer-to-peer support for youth immigrants through mentorship, civic education, and global citizenship programs. BTH strives to inspire and provide opportunities for youth immigrants to achieve academic excellence, self-actualization, and global leadership by empowering them to take action on critical challenges facing their communities and our world. Bridge The Heart seeks to address the lack of global education and leadership opportunities catered for youth immigrants whose ethnic and cultural groups are largely underrepresented academically, politically, and professionally. This August-November, I hope to bring this initiative to the Penn and wider Philadelphia community. Through this project, I look forward to advancing SDG Goal #4: ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all, and UNAI Principle #4: global citizenship - a commitment to encouraging global citizenship through education.
About the Millennium Fellow
Annie is a Sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania, studying International Relations and Political Science. In addition to leadership responsibilities in various student organizations, Annie is a Perry World House Fellow, an intern at the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (a nonprofit program operated by the Foreign Policy Research Institute and Penn for research on policy institutes worldwide), and a Wharton Legal Studies research assistant. Passionate about foreign policy and youth advocacy, she was an intern at the Council on Foreign Relations and served as a Team Canada delegate at the 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit.