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 FAITH WHITNEY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.
Becker College | Massachusetts, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 1
" I am excited to be accepted as a Millennium fellow because I want to be part of a positive change in my own community and communities abroad! I want to help raise awareness of poverty in other countries, and to work on projects to help others build self-sustaining social businesses. I am also looking forward to working with other fellows from my campus to achieve the goals we have set for sustainable development. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: OC4OC "One chair 4 One Child"
In rural Jamaica there is a great need for adequate seating in the schools. OC4OC works with a trade school in rural Jamaica to help provide chairs and desks for different schools in need. I am currently the fundraising and event coordinator for OC4OC and I will be hosting two major events to help fund the project. One is a Christmas celebration and the other is a summer golf tournament. I have also raised almost $1300.00 by holding a 50/50 raffle.
About the Millennium Fellow
My name is Faith Whitney and I am entering my junior year at Becker College. I am enrolled in the Psychology program with a focus on mental health and substance abuse. I pride myself in being a very conscientious individual and someone who has a passion to help those in need. I have recently been awarded the Bridge the Gap Scholarship for excellence in my field of study. I have traveled to Haiti and Jamaica with Becker College and my hope is to continue the work I have begun in both countries. I am also the Fundraising/Event coordinator for One Chair 4 One Child which is a student founded organization whose mission is to create a comfortable learning environment for schoolchildren in rural Jamaica who are eager to learn, but struggle to find adequate seating in their classrooms.