ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 805 Millennium Fellows.
During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 96,705 hours and their 422 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 564,366 people worldwide.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT JANELLE ACEVEDO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Florida International University | Florida, United States | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 1
" I feel honored to be a Millennium Fellow because it allows me the opportunity to provide service in areas that I am passionate about. It grants me the chance to help other women with problems I've personally faced throughout my life while giving back and engaging with my community. I feel very fortunate to be able to empower women around me. I am excited to become a part of the Millennium Fellowship family and join a group of equally motivated individuals. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: The Period Project
My project revolves around breaking the taboos of menstruation and providing necessary products for women in college. These products are are taxed as luxuries and can be difficult to afford for college students. The project also gives period advice and tips that many girls may not know because it may have been a taboo topic in their homes. The objective of this project is to spread awareness and provide resources for women on campus.
About the Millennium Fellow
Janelle Acevedo is a junior at Florida International University pursuing Anthropology. She was born in Miami, Florida. Her family immigrated to the United States during "La Guerra de Chamorro" in which they were drafting young boys from their homes. As the oldest sister of five children, Janelle learned to be a leader and take action at a young age. She's currently interning at the Women's Center at her University where she assists with hygiene product donation request letters, sexual assault awareness, and women empowerment events around campus.