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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. 



Arizona State University | Arizona, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 4


" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I fully believe in the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals and the progress that can be made with great minds working towards them globally. I am thrilled to work towards my goal of equitable education while also working to make the SDG's more relevant on my campus with other passionate people. I can't wait to see where the semester takes us and all of our projects. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Growing Global

Growing Global is the idea for an after-school Global Citizenship program that aims at promoting global citizenship, a UNAI goal, in the context of Goal 4.7 of the U.N. Sustainable Development

by 2030 ensure all learners acquire knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable
development, including among others through education for sustainable development and
sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and
non-violence, global citizenship, and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture's
contribution to sustainable development.

Growing Global will focus on providing fourth and fifth-grade students with the knowledge and
opportunity to explore four subjects: identity (self and community), diversity, justice, and action
through the after-school curriculum. Recognizing that today's classrooms are more diverse than
ever, Growing Global targets these four categories to reduce prejudice and promote collective
action. These combined help students to be more tolerant and inclusive, promoting the UN's
goals to have a culture of peace and non-violence. Growing Global will be implemented in
conjunction with the Tempe Public School District's Kid Zone Enrichment Program, an after
school program described as "A dynamic community response to changing lifestyles and needs
of families in Tempe, Arizona. The goal is to address the increased number of children needing a
safe, enriching place to be in out-of-school time," which is offered to students in K-5 grades at
12 schools within the school district. Growing Global plans to leave the students with open-minds and eagerness to learn. Through interactive lesson plans and open dialogues, Growing Global's main goal is to introduce global citizenship education to youth, with the hopes that we are opening the doors to a more inclusive community. The Growing Global program will guide students through daily after-school care lesson plans and empower them to be leaders against oppressive behaviors beyond the program.

About the Millennium Fellow

Karrissa Compton is a rising graduate at Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University. Majoring in Finance and Business Management, and minoring in Spanish, Karrissa hopes to combine her business background and passion for education to improve public school curriculum in the United States and make education more accessible in remote areas. After working with refugees domestically, Karrissa has decided to target her goals to incorporate refugee education and raise more awareness around refugees in the United States and globally.

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