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 CATHERINE R MCMILLAN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Duke University | North Carolina, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" I'm thrilled that I have the opportunity to join a collective of bright, impact-driven youth. I hope to learn from my peers as we take on this journey together to support a more equitable and sustainable future. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Elevating Youth Voice in Mentoring
Youth Voice is integral to the future of the mentoring field. The National Mentoring Partnership has compiled important and comprehensive resources surrounding the needs of youth, particularly BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ mentees. However, a lot of conversations surrounding the best practices of mentoring occupy the research space rather than implementation. Mentee-centered curriculum should strive to uplift youth voices and provide relevant content that furthers the development of their intersecting identities.
The purpose of this project is to put the research into practice by making these resources more accessible to mentoring programs themselves. Partnering with MENTOR NC, an affiliate of the National Mentoring Partnership, this project aims to amplify youth voice and to advocate for the use of mentee-centered curriculum in the state of North Carolina. The anticipated impact of this project is to create infrastructure and provide resources for hundreds of mentoring organizations in the state of North Carolina, which has the potential to reach thousands of mentees.
About the Millennium Fellow
Catherine McMillan is a junior at Duke University studying History, Education, and Documentary Studies. At Duke, she serves on student government and works as a peer advisor. She is also active in the nonprofit sphere, supporting several North Carolina-based organizations as a grant writer, coordinator, and volunteer.