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 KATHRYN JANE PURSCHE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Griffith University | Queensland, Australia | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 7
" I am excited to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship because it presents me with a great opportunity to connect with an learn from a diverse group of people all working towards a similar goal. It is impossible to change the world alone, we all need to work together to make it happen. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Peace of mind
The project aims at connecting people in vulnerable environments, giving them support through mentoring and understanding.
The goal is to connect youths from selected schools catering to refugee and migrant students with mentors, offering support at a time where things are difficult for most, but even more so for those that have been displaced.
The mission is to help young people develop skills like resilience, grit, a growth mindset to help them do well academically, and succeed in life. Research shows that quality mentoring greatly increases a young person confidence and self-respect. It has also shown to greatly lower the risk of mental health issues, drug and alcohol addiction, homelessness, and poverty in later life.
About the Millennium Fellow
Kathryn Pursche studies a double degree at Griffith University. She believes the power of education and understanding are two of the greatest tools in our arsenal to elicit real change on a local and international platform. A firm advocate for the rights of all humans and animals, Kathryn sees the way forward to a more inclusive, sustainable future being through considered lifestyle changes at a local level designed to radiate and positively impact our global society.