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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.



University of North Carolina at Charlotte | North Carolina, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3


" I am grateful to be selected as a Millennium Fellow and to be affiliated with the UNAI for the opportunity to make a positive impact within our community and beyond while challenging ourselves as leaders. I am most excited about working with my peers on campus and all across the world to be an inspiration to other individuals on taking action on subjects or experiences that concern them within their communities and beyond. Thankfully this opportunity provides a platform to connect with individuals across the world that work together with a common goal in mind, to make a positive impact. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: LIFE Skills Initiative

The objective of our project is to reach out to Title I high schools in the Charlotte Mecklenburg area and give the students access to resources they can use to learn helpful life skills. These include lifestyle, interpersonal, financial, and educational skills, which make up the acronym LIFE for our project name. We want to give them information about these areas so they can be better equipped to handle their futures, whether they take the college path or getting a job straight out of high school. Lifestyle skills can teach them positive thinking and coping skills, interpersonal skills will aid them in assimilating into new environments, job or college, financial skills will help them budget and better understand loans they may apply for, and the educational skills will act as a crash course for what to expect in college if they choose that path and what can help them be more successful. We hope that by giving them these tools, they’ll be able to break the poverty cycle they experience and give themselves and their children better lives.

About the Millennium Fellow

Briana McNeal is a Junior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a minor in Public Health with the goal of achieving a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Briana enjoys participating in activities that register with her values and interests when it comes to engaging and assisting within her community. In Briana's down time she finds herself enjoying the comfort of a nice movie or show and of course snacks, which leads us to mention, if you're quite the "foodie" reach out to her for possible suggestions as she's constantly looking for unique cuisines within the area to try in an effort to expand her appreciation and experience with different cultures as she intends to travel the world in the near future!

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