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 RAQQYA JASMINE ADSIDE-WEST, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Florida International University | Florida, United States | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 9

" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I see the value of surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals: passionate future change-makers. I believe the support of the program--combined with the collective drive of my fellow Fellows--will be invaluable in the movement to make the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals a reality. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Let’s Grow Urban

"Let’s Grow Urban" Project aims to establish urban gardens to encourage civic engagement within low-income communities. This will be done by teaching community members--especially youth--how to plant their own food. We plan to reach over 1,500 people through both in-person events, and a social media campaign teaching people how to plant and spreading awareness of the importance of sustainability through urban agriculture.

About the Millennium Fellow

Raqqya Adside-West is a junior at Florida International University double majoring in Environmental Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies. She has always been passionate about the environment, so her career goals include working in environmental law and policy, and establishing urban farming operations to help alleviate food scarcity and increase civic engagement in low-income communities. In her free time, she likes to learn about different cultures and roller skate.

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