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 TELISE KAYLA TORRES, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Rollins College | Florida, United States | Advancing SDG 16 & UNAI 7
" I am delighted to be a Millennium Fellow because it affords me the oppurtunity to bring my ideas to fruition. This is a unique chance to work towards change in my community while silmultaneously working alongside peers with similar ambitions. I'm looking forward to the impact we will have and the lives we'll change. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Let's Talk About It
Let's Talk About It will bring people from diverse backgrounds together to have civil conversations discussing their differences in opinions and experiences regarding social issues. The dialogue is meant to help individuals understand one another, break down polarization, and look for a way to move forward.
We cannot move through life seeing from our perspective alone, we need to take into account the perspective of others in order to make meaningful change. Let's Talk About it is an introduction to the journey every individual needs to be take to prepare for navigating social problems and coming up with solutions.
My main intention is that this program helps people get comfortable with being uncomfortable. In order to ensure the success of this initiative, my objectives are to host a minimum of 4 meetings in the semester, engage with at least 50 students and faculty members, see 3+ new faces each meeting, and to partner with campus clubs.
About the Millennium Fellow
Telise Torres is a second-year student double majoring in Social Innovation & Critical Media and Cultural Studies at Rollins College. At Rollins she is a part of the Bonner Leader Program, dedicating approx. 300 hours a year to community service. The experience has reinforced her beliefs in the power of being a social justice advocate, taking action, and getting involved in the community.