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 LYDIA LARAMORE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Spelman College | Georgia, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3

" I am thrilled to be a Millenium Fellow because as individuals, our ability to make structural change is severely limited. There is power in convening as a community and sharing our unique experiences and expertise. Nothing great happens in isolation. I could move forward in my project by myself and with my current partners, but it would be a disservice to the project and the people we want to serve to not connect with other people doing tremendous work in the community. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: The Next IT Girl

The Next It Girl addresses the severe mismanagement of communication between the technology industry and its future by connecting college students, k-12 students and black women already making their mark in the world of technology. Black female college students need a connection point to the industry that they seek to enter. Those same college students go into their communities and act as the connection point for k-12 students. They hold out a hand for students who otherwise, would not have such a clear vision of their potential.

As our goal is to get more African American women into the technology industry, we won't know how successful we are until later.

About the Millennium Fellow

My name is Lydia Laramore, and I am a sophomore at Spelman College majoring in political science and minoring in international studies. I've always loved reading and writing, but college has diversified my interests and given me a renewed passion for education. As a peer tutor in various capacities around campus, I get to engage with the minds that will shape the future. The Next It Girl is devoted to making sure that those minds aren't discouraged from their chosen career path because of a lack of mentorship or representation.

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