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 JUSTIN DAKOTA PILGREEN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
New York University | New York, United States | Advancing SDG 11 & UNAI 9
" The Millennium Fellowship is an amazing opportunity for young people to come together and build a network of leaders who are actively creating change and making an impact on the world. I feel honored and inspired to be a part of that network. Climate change is the most pressing issue and it is up to young people to create the change required to stop the destruction of our planet. I know working with like-minded young people who also understand the cataclysm of our current situation will push me to ensure my project is at its best and making the largest impact possible. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: The Student Environmentalist Collective
Climate change is the biggest existential threat facing humans today. Although the problem has been around for decades, it has been largely ignored or buried by those with power. However, the time has come when we must either act in a decisive and drastic manner to make systematic change, or we face the end of life on Earth as we know it. While many people in power still continue to ignore or downplay the issue, young people have risen up to meet the challenge. The Student Environmentalist Collective seeks to bring young environmental activists together in a space created specifically for the creation of a network of like-minded people, the exchange of ideas, and the formation of collaborative projects. These young activists will come from around the world, and they will take with them the information they learned from fellow changemakers. The collective hopes to bring together at least 50 young people from around the world and host a virtual conference which is aimed at cultivating the growth of the network and the exchange of ideas between those involved towards tackling the scourge of climate change.
About the Millennium Fellow
Justin Pilgreen is a senior at New York University double-majoring in Journalism and Global Liberal Studies with a concentration in Politics, Rights, and Development and minoring in History. On campus, he writes for NYU Local, the on-campus newspaper, covering the administration, student government, and activism. Justin firmly believes the best way to advance global society is through the sharing of truthful, fact-based information, and his goal in life is to do his part in ensuring that information is shared as broadly within the public as possible. In his free time, he also enjoys traveling and meeting new people; he is hoping his future career allows him to meet a broad range of people.