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 ARDEN ROSE HEMINWAY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Northeastern University | Massachusetts, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" One person can make a difference, but more often than not, there's an invisible support system helping them to reach their goals. The Millennium Fellowship excites me because it elevates the ideas and voices of young people in pursuit of monumental change and I cannot imagine a community more well positioned to facilitate positive global progress. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Connecting Educators to Refugee Camps (CERC)
Connecting Educators to Refugee Camps (CERC) is a project aiming to connect students of education at Boston universities to refugee camps in need of teachers. They believe the shortage of teachers stems from a lack of information, rather than a lack of motivation. Often, even if a teacher is aware of this need, it's still difficult to find adequate training programs and resources.
By hosting conversations and giving talks about the benefits of teaching refugee children on college campuses, they have the potential to change lives. Beyond just bringing awareness, part of the project would also be to work with each educator to develop a personalized plan and connect them with the resources necessary for success.
One concern within refugee education is that teachers who arrive often require more attention and resources than are available. Rather than send teachers oversees who will be more of a hinderance than a solution, they want to give them the chance to develop the applicable skill set by connecting them to the appropriate programs and supporting them with resources and introductions to people who understand the ins and outs of teaching in a refugee camp. A quality education can be life changing, and that starts with life changing teachers.
CERC will hopefully be able to have at least 25 teachers from universities in Boston set up to work in refugee camps after they finish their education. Additionally, they would like to have hosted at least one event at each of the Boston schools with exemplary education programs (Northeastern, Harvard, Tufts, Boston College and Boston University).
About the Millennium Fellow
Arden Heminway is a rising second year at Northeastern University studying International Affairs. She is one of the multimedia managers for the Huntington News and a producer for Northeastern's production club, NUTV. Access to education is what sparked Arden's passion for investigating the world around her, and her belief in the power of education is what drives her social impact work.