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 JOSEPHINE JUSTIN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

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

" Being a Millennium Fellow is an opportunity for my college and city to collaborate and better our community. Living in Charlotte has exposed me to the lack of socioeconomic mobility the city provides along with the disparities amongst Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS). As a political science major, I’m interested in providing support to those in CMS who do not receive adequate funding and resources. After attending multiple Model United Nations conferences in the past two years, it has become obvious that education is the common denominator when it comes to preventing and addressing problems. "

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

Josephine Justin is a junior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte studying Political Science and Business. She was born in Tuticorin, India and moved to th United States. Josephine is involved with UNCC’s Model United Nations team, serving as Secretary on the Executive Board and the Under-Secretary General for the 2019 Carolina Conference. Having lived in Charlotte for the past seven years, she looks forward to working with high school students in the area and her university’s passionate team.

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