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 SAM MAHIBEN BEATTY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Baylor University | Texas, United States | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 1
" I am excited to serve with the Millennium Fellowship because it will enable me to meet the needs of communities around me. Working with a cohort of brilliant students will sharpen my ability to effectively combat the enemies, Poverty and Hunger. I have always had a passion for helping the less fortunate find self-sustaining solutions to the issues they face. As someone who escaped a life of poverty and abandonment, I will not stop fighting for my neighbors who struggle. I will use the Millennium Fellowship to help me to this end. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Serving Impoverished Communities
The project will be serving the local community of Waco, Texas. Unfortunately, Waco's poverty rate is incredibly high at just over 27%. Due to this, their project will be focusing on combating poverty through two main initiatives: a Christmas toy donation and a Thanksgiving food giveaway for the homeless. The Fellows hope to work to help low-income students during the holiday season and it is especially more vital to extend their support with the economic affects of the COVID-19 virus. The project goal is to not only combat poverty, but also foster a deeper connection between Baylor and the people of its community. The Fellows plan on fundraising and hosting online events to further engage the students of Baylor and hopefully cultivate a desire to make a deeper impact on the community of Waco through the aid and support in combating poverty and hunger in the area. The Fellows are fully prepared to do this project virtually all while still completing their original goals. They plan to organize a drive-thru system for non-perishable food/toy donations that can then be distributed to low-income students and Baylor and their families. In the end, the Fellows hope to support at least 1,500 people with their project while striving for the UN's No Poverty goal.
About the Millennium Fellow
Samuel Beatty's story begins in New Delhi India where he and his twin sister were placed into an orphanage at birth. Despite the odds, they were adopted by loving parents in the United States. Samuel grew up in Cincinnati Ohio, and attended the rigorous classical Christian school, Mars Hill Academy. While at the school, Samuel excelled in his academics and engaged with his community. Samuel participated in school sports and theater productions while he made many friends. After his senior year of high school, Samuel was admitted to Baylor University where he became a member of the Honors College.