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 LAURYN HOARD, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Spelman College | Georgia, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 7

" You cannot recover from anxiety by just staying calm. You cannot recover from depression by just being positive. You cannot recover from anorexia nervosa by just eating more. If mental illnesses were that simple we wouldn't be struggling in the first place. I am passionate about communicating the importance of being mentally and hollistically whole. In addition, I am fervent about speaking up for those who feel silenced, which is often the case for those who face mental health challenges. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: P.R.I.N.C.E.S.S.

My project focused on bringing awareness to mental health and taking care of it in this community. The main activity I planned for this was a domestic violence event that focused on what it was and how this affects individuals mental health and what they can do to help address the mental health problems they might face.

About the Millennium Fellow

Lauryn Hoard grew up in Woodbridge, Virginia, but is currently a sophomore at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. Lauryn is currently studying Psychology with a concentration in Mental Health, and minor in African Diaspora studies. Lauryn intends to become a Forensic Psychologist or Social Worker temporarily. She wants to get her PhD in Clinical Psychology and then later, open her own facility for formerly incarcerated criminals, to help them transition back into society easier. She is currently Social Chair of Class Council, Publicity Chair of Active Minds, and Community Service Chair of GRL PWR. In these programs, she creates interactive events, workshops, and informationals on mental health and service initiatives. Through these organizations, she is able to serve as a resource for the people in her community.

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