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 PAULA SOUMAYA DOMIT, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Northeastern University | Massachusetts, United States | Advancing SDG 16 & UNAI 7
" I am honored to be a Millennium Fellow! I am excited to continue to educate myself on the issues addressed by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and become a more effective, connected, and better-informed advocate for universal human rights. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Youth for Refugee Advocacy
Youth for Refugee Advocacy aims to encourage dialogue and facilitate activities between American youth and resettled refugees in their communities. To accomplish this, YRA gives talks in schools or different young communities providing a brief overview of what the refugee crisis is and how it impacts their communities. These educational sessions are an essential part of YRA’s mission, as they work to dispel any counterfactual rhetoric or assumptions regarding the nature of the refugee crisis. These educational sessions then present young Americans with existing volunteer opportunities with refugees in their area. Additionally, YRA provides a framework for individuals to present their own volunteer ideas based on their interests. YRA, as a mediator, would be in contact with the refugee agencies in the youth’s communities and organize the initiatives in cooperation with the refugees, agencies, and any affiliated parties. YRA would oversee and fund all accepted initiatives, but they would be run by the youths themselves. The volunteer opportunities, especially those which are student led, are intended to help resettled refugees in adjusting to the United States and to give American youth an opportunity to directly interact with, and thus humanize, some of the individuals affected by the refugee crisis.
About the Millennium Fellow
Paula Soumaya Domit is a Mexican Lebanese student in Northeastern University's Honors Program pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics with a concentration in International Political Economy, as well as a minor in International Security Studies. Paula Soumaya has a background with the Sustainable Development Goals as a former Youth Delegate to the United Nations Youth Assembly in 2016 and a visiting researcher at the United Nations Office in Geneva in 2019.