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 YAN RIVERA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

University of Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3

" I have always had a passion to help others and my community. Having the opportunity to be a Millennium Fellow offers me a chance to be surrounded by people with the same motivations as me, fills me with much enthusiasm. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Queer Love

The project I was working on is a magazine called Queer-Love in which consists of the creation of a magazine made by students whose purpose is to expose all issues and problems regarding the LGBT community and gender. The goal I had envisioned with the [project] magazine is to educate as many people as possible because I believe that the process of deconstructing mental paradigms and adopting new ideas is achieved through education.

The measurable outcome I operated was more in the direction of how many articles I wanted in the magazine so that it would be a complete one and that it would cover a variety of topics. I had proposed about 30 articles as a goal but they ended up being about 13 with a mixture of poems and short stories.

About the Millennium Fellow

Yan Rivera is a senior at the University of Puerto Rico, studying sociology with a focus in criminology and cultural studies and is also minoring in gender studies. Outside of the classroom, Yan participates in several student organizations such as The Student Council, Model UN, Resi Queer ( LGBT+ student organization), Residents Council, as well as the Eco-Enviromental Society. Yan has also taken part in several political demonstrations aimed towards the betterment of the government within Puerto Rico. Yan holds the utmost belief that all people, regardless of their backgrounds should have equal access to quality education. Yan believes heavily that education carries a direct link towards improving different aspects of society such as progression in justice and equality.

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