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 LINDSAY ANNA SHURTZ, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Georgia Institute of Technology | Georgia, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" I am excited to be a part of Millennium Fellowship 2020, because of the people I am going to meet along the way. I am excited to gain knowledge from others around me to help me create new ways and ideas on how to make an impact in the refugee community. I believe that the people who I get to come in contact with will help push me to dream big and explore ways to shine a light in the lives of those who may be far from home. Everyone has a right to be in a place that is safe and conducive for growth. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Books Not Bombs
Lindsay is working with the International Rescue Committee in Clarkston, GA to help bring tutors from Georgia Tech to the local high school. Tutors will give assistance to students who have come to America as refugees. Lindsay is working on SDG 4: Quality Education. Refugees have many barriers when they enter into a new country some being language barriers and economic barriers. This project is a way for them to help give students access to the help they need to get quality education with explanations and one-on-one time.
The goal will be measured by how many tutors that have signed up, how many members they have in the club this year, how many students they can help through most likely virtual tutoring sessions, and how many STEM workshops they can do.
About the Millennium Fellow
Lindsay Shurtz loves travelling to experience other cultures, learn new languages, and meet new people. She likes playing soccer and being involved in Clarkston, GA, a hub for refugees. She hopes to work for USAID or start her own non-profit helping people around the world. She speaks Spanish and loves different types of music.