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 KIMBERLY JAYLEEN GARCIA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Cornell University | New York, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" In a world that is ever-changing yet always so interconnected, our most pressing issues can often come across as daunting, and sometimes, even impossible to tackle. It is this doubt and fear that I believe often holds us back from our greatest potential. That is why, as a Millennium Fellow, I am so thrilled and grateful to be given the opportunity to collaborate with such a diverse group of passionate change-makers. I am confident that through this community's support, all fellows will be able to help each other unleash a potential in ourselves that is greater than we could ever imagine. A potential that will help save our world. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: R-each EDU
R-each EDU is an organization that strives to ensure equitable quality education and foster life-long learning opportunities for all by redistributing the academic resources higher institutions have to any child (ages 6-18) that may lack quality academic resources/support. The goal is to officially establish the organization at Cornell University by recruiting at least 50 Cornell students to become mentors for 50 children in need of academic support in Tompkins county. These mentors will then academically support their mentees by either using their skill-set and/or the resources of Cornell University (ex: TAs/Instructors, labs, libraries, etc) to aid in tutoring subjects that the child is struggling with. In addition, they also hope to raise at least $500 in donations to support nonprofit organizations (i.e. United Way Worldwide) that also fight to provide quality education for all to expand their efforts beyondust local impact.
Given that the lack of quality education is a prevalent issue found beyond the borders of New York, we also ultimately hope to inspire at least 10 other higher institutions across the nation to establish their own R-each EDU cohort on their campus by 2021. Through this collaborative effort, we hope R-each EDU becomes an organization that provides more children with the proper education and support to achieve their wildest dreams.
About the Millennium Fellow
Kimberly Garcia is a rising junior at Cornell University, pursuing a B.S. in environment and sustainability with a minor in climate change and sociology. Ever since she was little, Kimberly has always been fond of the natural wonders our world has and continues to foster. From our remarkable physical environments to the beautiful diversity in our identities, dreams, and ambitions, Kimberly hopes to fuse research and activism to help create a more sustainable home for future generations to come. A home where everyone feels welcomed, safe, supported, and limitless.