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 ALEJANDRO BALTAZAR BAEZ, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Tufts University | Massachusetts, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6
" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow so that I can grow while helping the communities i'm apart of. Growing up in marginalized communities has exposed me to the various socioeconomic disparities present and has motivated me in closing those gaps. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Stigma Unstuck
Mental health and stress have been identified as pertinent public health problems and rates of mental health conditions are rising. Multiple barriers exists in seeking help such as the sense of helplessness and the stigma attached to mental health concerns. Working through the United Nations Millennium Fellowship, this organization is aiming to address good health and well-being by reducing the burden that mental health and its various labels hold. Measurable Goals include:
- Number of events hosted (goal being 2-3 though subject to change due to COVID-19)
- Assessment forms (from events, end of year attitudes, etc)
- Partnerships will be created that will can help with sustainability and longevity
About the Millennium Fellow
Alejandro Baez is a Senior at Tufts University studying Community Health and Clinical Psychology. He is passionate about community-based work especially for low-income, minority, immigrant communities. On his time off he enjoys tending to his plants and spending time with his friends.