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 elated to join the Millennium Fellows in a network of young adults who are striving for sustainability, equity, and compassion for all. No single person can do it all, but together we are powerful.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
The Fostering Health project focuses on the collaboration of the medical legal partnership with the Pendleton Place (PP), a South Carolina non-profit organization that works with foster children. The medical legal partnership addresses health-harming legal barriers. Foster children face an increased amount of adverse childhood experiences, and therefore suffer a disproportionately high number of health-related problems. By treating the social determinants of health surrounding the immediate health issue with legal means, it can prevent further physical and mental harm. This semester, Christy will be working with the Pendleton Place to form strong relationships with other local organizations that support their work with foster children. Working with a non-profit, funding is always a consideration, so an additional goal is to apply for at least two grants to get the collaboration jump-started.
About the Millennium Fellow
Christy Litz is a rising junior at Furman University in Greenville, SC. She is majoring in Biology with an interdisciplinary minor in Medicine Health and Culture. With strong interests in both medicine and law, she is considering medical and legal careers that assist people who need a determined, dedicated advocate. Other passions include promoting healthy habits on campus, educational awareness of the refugee crisis, fostering friendships between American and international students, and serving in the local community. Her lesser known hobbies are photography, reading, and playing piano. Christy is thrilled to have the opportunity to join other students in promoting awareness and implementation of the SDGs and UNAI principles on Furman’s campus.