ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2020

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2020, 15,159 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations.  80 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,000+ Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2020 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. 

UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT DANIELLE LIN BRISTER, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Arizona State University | Arizona, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 9

" Having the chance to apply a strong passion of mine, music, to serving the people of our world facing some of the most difficult situations life can offer, while bringing joy and happiness to all along the way, is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Through the Millennium Fellowship, I look forward to collaborating with a diverse, yet like-minded team, passionate about creating a lifelong impact. I am excited to take my project to a bigger stage and to give back to the community one note at a time. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Music For Healing

Music for Healing seeks to bring live music to the people who need it the most - patients in hospitals, in nursing homes, and in other care facilities throughout our community.

Multiple research studies attest that music has numerous positive effects on the body, such as reducing blood pressure, alleviating stress, improving mood, and boosting the immune system.

The project will bring volunteer musicians each week to various healthcare facilities to provide patients with a fun, soothing and interactive musical performance. The goal is to reach at least 10 different facilities, if not more. By delivering live music to patients of all ages, the team hope to provide them with an enjoyable outlet to learn about and to experience the healing power of music.

The team hopes that through this project, they will be able to change the lonely, cold healthcare environment into one that is filled with warmth and fun tunes, while providing better patient experiences and better healthcare outcomes.

About the Millennium Fellow

Danielle Brister is currently a junior pursuing a double major in chemistry and biological sciences. Danielle has found so much joy working with others and volunteering throughout her community. She is excited to bring her her well-rounded experiences with her to the Millennium Fellowship.

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