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 MADISON CORRINE MASCARI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

University of Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 10

" I am overjoyed to be part of the Millennium Fellowship because the fellowship ensures positive impact from every fellow. Being able to work with other strong-minded student leaders from across the globe is a dream come true for people like me who want to spread their impact as far and wide as possible. I believe that so many injuries and deaths can be prevented with equal access to health and first aid education, but unfortunately, a great divide still exists in access to this education. I promise that through this fellowship I will break that barrier down. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Healthy Heroes Pittsburgh (HHP)

Healthy Heroes Pittsburgh (HHP) aims to promote the healthfulness and longevity of low-income Pittsburgh neighborhoods by fulfilling the unmet need for quality education on nutrition and fitness. The team will host interactive workshops for children ages 5-7 and their parents to learn the foundations of keeping physically and mentally fit. Lessons topics can include whole food meal preparation, analyzing nutrition labels/ingredients, minimizing screen-time, and practicing mindfulness. The curriculum is distinct in that it is tailored to the needs of the Pittsburgh public, carefully considering local food access, budgets, and work schedules. Information provided is backed by scientific research, incorporating recent and relevant findings. These sessions will be delivered in the fall in city community centers and will be facilitated by a group of undergraduates with backgrounds in health sciences, education, and social work. They will keep children engaged using a combination of group activities and breakout sessions, as well as kid-friendly yoga and hip-hop dance workouts. Parents are invited to join and are given resources regarding local food suppliers, organizations, and government assistance programs.

Madison will be focusing on outreach in the form of newsletters that can supplement the information that is being provided during information sessions. The newsletters will include a summary of the information provided in the sessions along with additional resources for individuals to access.

About the Millennium Fellow

Madison Mascari was born and raised in Hershey, Pennsylvania, but is currently studying at the University of Pittsburgh where she is a natural science major on a pre-physician assistant track. Madison has a love for health, fitness, and helping others learn to take care of themselves.

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