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 402 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.

The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 48,785 hours and their 214 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 393,449 people worldwide.

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

Arizona State University | Arizona, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6

" Having felt the personal impact of losing a friend to suicide, I am excited to gain support from the Millennium Fellowship in order to support struggling teenagers and ultimately decrease the prevalence of adolescent suicide. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Home Base Initiative

The Home Base Initiative creates community-engagement peer groups for adolescents that foster mindfulness through positive peer interactions with the hope of saving lives by reducing social risk factors of suicide. We are currently creating an online guide that will help students, parents, and educators navigate the evidence-based mental health resources currently available. We will be hosting Wellness Week this fall consisting of 5 events over the span of 1 week, reaching approximately 200 high school students to promote mental well being.

About the Millennium Fellow

Sonia Sabrowsky is a senior at Arizona State University double majoring in Biochemistry and Psychology. She has explored research in both microbiology and child development, and she is fascinated by the role genetics plays in mental health. In 2017, she was selected as a Tillman Scholar at ASU by which she gained the support to develop Home Base Initiative. Awarded the 2018 Woodside Community Action Grant, Home Base Initiative aims to combat rising suicidality in adolescent Arizonans. In the future, she hopes to work with patients as a genetic counselor and continue to be an advocate for mental health.

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