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 ANNABELLE FITCH, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Brandeis University | Massachusetts, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6
" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I see this experience as an opportunity to make a positive impact alongside like-minded peers. By offering support to students at a time in their lives when they are especially vulnerable to stress and mental illness along with the support of the Fellowship, I believe that my project can increase others' ‚Äúgood health and wellbeing‚Äù. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Helping Minds
Helping Minds is a project to establish a group of peer counselors specifically focused on mental welfare for the Brandeis community. Over the course of the Fellowship, the project will:
1) Create a handbook and training program for volunteer peer advocates with the assistance of mental health professionals;
2) Interview, select, and train said peer advocates; and
3) Publicize Helping Minds' provisions and serve the community ethically, confidentially, professionally, and compassionately.
The project' s benchmark goal is to train 20 peer advocates and serve 200 students; however, there is potential to train more advocates and serve more people than this conservative target.
Through providing highly trained peer mental health resources, Helping Minds will relieve the burden on the few professional psychologists and counselors available for thousands of students while bridging the treatment gap.
About the Millennium Fellow
Annabelle Fitch is a rising sophomore at Brandeis University planning to major in psychology and neuroscience. Prior to her arrival at Brandeis, she explored these topics outside the high school classroom through courses at Brown and Harvard, in addition to leading as a director and peer counsellor at the Young Shakespeare Players East for roughly 5 years. When not studying, Annabelle can be found exercising, cooking, completing work for her e-board position at Triskelion, or hanging out with friends.