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 ALBERTO WAYNE GOMEZ, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.
Lynn University | Florida, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 4
" I’m excited to be part of something bigger than myself. Not only are we making a positive impact in our community with these projects but we are directly promoting and Implementing the global Sustainable Development Goals. The United Nations has the power to make real positive impact in the world but needs social change makers such as ourselves to get it done. Already the amount of attention we have received about our projects is astounding, teaching people about the SDG’s and the many ways they can get involved is more than honorable. In the words of Former President Barack Obama, “ Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” "
Millennium Fellowship Project: SILO (Student Impact Leaders Organization)
The first project was to eliminate single use plastic straws on our campus.
The second project was a trunk fashion show where the fellows had jean jackets designed with phrases supporting women by the Universitites fashion department. The proceeds obtained from ticket sales and the sales of the jacket are then sent to Rwanda to support women education.
About the Millennium Fellow
I’m currently a Senior majoring in Entrepreneurship at Lynn University. Originally from Washington State I was raised in a logging community that heavily relied on healthy reforestation and sustainable ecology practices. These pro-environmental attributes stuck with me through out my life. During my early 20s I had the opportunity to travel abroad while serving in the US military, seeing first hand the severe impacts bad governing and global change has on global citizens, these experiences solidified within myself the need to further my education and develop a path for myself that would allow me to have a positive impact in the world.