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 ANNA EDMONDS, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Stanford University | California, United States | Advancing SDG 11 & UNAI 9
" I have learnt through my years of service that with the power of perseverance one does not have to be a politician, a lawyer, or even an adult, to bring about substantive change, but one cannot do this alone. Through the Millennium Fellowship program I strongly feel that the like minds but different skills and talents that make up the program creates a powerful and essential supportive network for youth to achieve their social impact projects and visions. It is the quintessential humanitarian spirit that makes society come together in unity to create social impact, and the Millennium Fellowship engenders this. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Second Chance
Second Chance is a platform for college students to be able to buy and sell their used room appliances, textbooks, and really anything! There are thousands of relatively new items in good conditions that are thrown out from students' dorms when they move around at the beginning and end of the year. On the other hand, there are several students who have to buy brand new items at full price when they start the school year. This then creates a linear economy, rather than a circular economy where things get a Second Chance! The platform would then ideally create a system where items are constantly reused and recycled by the community, with the hope of helping our community meeting the Sustainable Development Goal 12: responsible consumption and production. We hope to have the program set up by the end of the Millennium Fellowship Program, and then launch this program once schools welcome back students to campus.
About the Millennium Fellow
Anna Edmonds is a Mexican American keen social entrepreneur, born and raised in Mexico City, and moved to Vancouver, Canada for high school to do the international baccalaureate. She is now a student studying at Stanford University where she continues to pursue her dream of creating a social venture with a focus on sustainability. Anna has always had a passion for social service; when she was 15 she founded a charity composed of 30 students to sponsor a Syrian Refugee family and help them settle into Canada. She has always been involved in different service projects including, developing an app to fight youth drug addiction, running a program to fight kids hunger in Vancouver, and organized several drives and fundraisers. For her, the true measure of success is engendering a positive impact on people across the people, spreading hope, and improving lives.