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 PETRON BROWN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
University of the Ozarks | Arkansas, United States | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 1
" I am excited to become a Millennium Fellow because I’ve always appreciated service and this now gives me the opportunity to serve on an even larger scale. I do this kind oft work because I’m familiar with the experiences that these students are going through. I grew up in an impoverished community and have seen family and friends suffer from food insecurities and made a vow to myself from a very young age to dedicate myself to helping others who are struggling. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: NO HUNGER, NO DANGER
There is a big population of both local and international students who are at a high risk of food insecurity, especially during holidays and breaks when the cafeteria closes. With Clarksville being such a small town, the opportunities to find quality food are minimal, if not expensive. No Hunger, No Danger is a campus-wide initiative that seeks to eradicate student food insecurity by educating the campus community on topics related to food insecurity to eliminate the taboo that comes with being hungry; contributing to the improvement of the university Food for Thought garden, the main producer and supplier of fresh foods to the community, and creating the first campus food bank to provide food supplies to students at high risk of malnourishment. This initiative looks to build a resilient community where students, faculty, and staff can cooperate together to make sure that Ozarks becomes a food secure campus.
About the Millennium Fellow
Petron Brown is a sophomore at University of The Ozarks with dual majors in Environmental Studies and Theatre. He is involved in a number of campus organizations such as the Planet Club and the Black Student Association. Petron believes that the true purpose of life is not to shine light on yourself but on others by being of service to your community.