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 PAYTON ISNER, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Furman University | South Carolina, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3

" The United Nations Millennium Fellowship is a truly global phenomenon that allows millennials from a plethora of nations encourage and assist one another as they aim to improve their communities and the world as a whole. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Innovation Hour

Innovation Hour is a business-pitch style course on Furman University's campus where members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) listened to fourteen presentations from Furman students, staff, and faculty on their innovative solutions to common problems. Presentations varied across topics, from refugee empowerment, sustainability, and local transportation. At the end of the eight week course, the OLLI course members voted and awarded three grants to fund the presentations. The three winning presentations focused on children literacy, connecting parents of children with pediatric cancer, and empowering refugees by helping cover enormous entry costs to craft fairs and farmers markets. The three winning presentations are now getting their own professional promotional videos, press releases, and additional resources from the Furman marketing department with the help of outside donors.

About the Millennium Fellow

I’m a History Major at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina that aims to go into secondary education as a social studies teacher post-graduation. Throughout my undergraduate career, I’ve organized one of the largest TEDxUniversity events in the southeast, served and represented twenty-seven religious groups as the Religious Council President, and served as a part of Housing and Residence Life for three years. Post graduation, I’ll be getting my Masters of Arts in Education from Furman University as well.

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