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 ZACHARY BURGAN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

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

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

Zak Burgan is a Senior at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte pursuing a degree in Operations and Supply Chain Management with a minor in Anthropology. Zak grew up living overseas in São José Dos Campos, Brazil and in Frankfurt, Germany. While living abroad, he experienced the importance of globalization first-hand which sparked his early interest in a globally oriented career. Zak helps run operations for the UNCC Primatology Lab and is helping start a Hyperledger organization on campus. In his spare time, Zak loves to travel and spend time working on construction projects.

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