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 ANASTASIA LEIGH RISCH, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

UNC Charlotte | North Carolina, United States | Advancing SDG 11 & UNAI 9

" The opportunity to work and be a part of such an inclusive community such as the Millennium Fellowship is a dream come true. The chance to work on an issue such as climate action with some of my newfound friends has become this insanely wonderful opportunity to express how much we care and want to help our community. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: iAct

iAct is an interactive social media initiative to reach our university community and the greater Charlotte area with the potential for further outreach. Our focus would be on providing re-education, facts, and information about climate action through interaction with the online community and engagement at planned events in the real world. We aim to engage with the community and create interesting ways for all age groups to learn about the environment and ways to take care of it. To normalize sustainable actions, we will host community events on the university campus such as community pickups involving other on-campus groups or clubs, as well as daily events such as ‘Trashtalk Tuesday’ or ‘Salvage Saturdays’ to provide our social media audience with ways to be environmentally conscious. We will use social media analytics to determine progress towards our goal of 500-999 followers. We will also measure engagement for events from our online platforms with the hope that at least ⅓ of our online community is mobilized to spread the program.

About the Millennium Fellow

Anastasia Risch is currently a junior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. A double major in Exercise Science as well as Dance with a minor in Chemistry, Anastasia enjoys playing rugby, working as a Resident Advisor on campus, as well as going to the gym. Anastasia's Millennium group project centers around Climate Action, a subject she has been passionate about because she has been volunteering at her hometown science center since she was a kid, working with all kinds of animals and wildlife.

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