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 REBECCA PETERSON, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

University of the Ozarks | Arkansas, United States | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 1

" As a co-manager of our campus garden, I realize that addressing food insecurity on campus is a tangible goal that has the ability to enhance our community on campus between both students and staff. Garden fresh fruits and vegetables should be available to an entire community. The opportunity to be a Millenium Fellow fills me with gratitude, and with the mentorship and guidance of the Fellowship, we as a university may gain new perspective on the importance of addressing food insecurity as a community. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: No Hunger, No Danger

No Hunger, No Danger will seek to address food insecurity on campus. It plans to educate its students and staff on topics related to food insecurity, and elimate the taboo that accompanies hunger in college. Furthermore, we plan to incorporate the campus’ Food for Thought Garden, providing insight to where our food comes from, as well as share the importance of accessibility to healthful foods to students and staff. By involving students with the campus garden, we will be able to create an environment of community, on that will build the character of its students and enhance the environment of community on campus.

About the Millennium Fellow

Rebecca Peterson is a rising junior at the University of the Ozarks. She majors in Environmental Studies, and minors in Sustainable Agriculture and Philosophy. Rebecca displays her leadership and work ethic as a manager at the Food For Thought Garden, helping to provide fresh food and education to students. She also plays soccer for the university’s women’s team.

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