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 BENÉE HERSHON, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Brandeis University l Massachusetts, USA l Advancing SDG 2 and UNAI 9

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“I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow and have the opportunity to be a part of a network of individuals who are also passionate about making a positive change on their campus and in their community. The Millennium Fellowship allows me to do what I love while also learning from others!”

Millennium Fellowship Project

Brandeis Rooftop Farm: Sustainable Agriculture in Your Community project goal is to strengthen the relationship between the Brandeis and greater Waltham community. Through this project Benée Hershon hope to provide hands on skills in farming to Waltham community members while also providing farm fresh and healthy produce to the community. The project will immerse both students and community members in topics of food justice and sustainable agriculture. By the end of the semester Benée hopes to lead multiple workshops and one large community event. She also hopes to develop a plan for the future of the farm and a plan to provide produce directly to the community.

About the Millennium Fellow

Benée Hershon is a current junior at Brandeis University and she studies Environmental Studies with a minor in Legal Studies and Social Justice and Social Policy. In her free time she manages the Brandeis Rooftop Farm and she is also a Resident Assistant. During the summer she works at Camp Tel Noar as a bunk counselor and Assistant Department Head of Outdoor Learning. Benée loves being outdoors and connecting others with nature!

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