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 HANNAH KIRBY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Washburn University | Kansas, United States | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 6

" Being a Millennium Fellow provides me with a great opportunity to challenge myself and pursue my passions all while changing the world around me for the better. Inequality and injustice are unacceptable in today's society, but can still be seen all over the world. And if we have the ability to change the status quo, then what are we waiting for? "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Free Period

Free Period is a project devoted to increasing access to free feminine hygiene products on campus, as well as decreasing the stigma around women's health and hygiene. At Free Period, we believe that feminine hygiene products should be free and accessible to all as they are necessities for good health. Our goal is to provide free products in all of the major bathrooms across Washburn University's campus. This will impact at least three major buildings on campus: the student union, admissions building, and primary library. With the success of this pilot project, we hope to see it expand in the future to cover the entire campus.

About the Millennium Fellow

Hannah Kirby is currently a sophomore at Washburn University pursuing a degree in Communications with a minor in Mass Media. At Washburn, she is also involved with choir and theatre. This year she will also be serving as the Outreach Fellow for Washburn's Honors Program. Hannah has always had a passion for making connections and advocating for others. She hopes that her project can bring about real change in her community.

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