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 ANDREW LAWRENCE WALKER WATSON, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
UNC Charlotte | North Carolina, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 7
" I live by the words 'why worry when you can wonder'. Solving the issues in our community and our world starts when we start to imagine solutions. The Millennium Fellowship is a great chance to work with other students at my school and in different countries to make a difference the best we know how. I truly believe that when we dream big and work hard, we can change the world. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Cloud of Witnesses
Cloud of Witnesses is an online portal that will serve as a consortium for various stories and resources from our community. The webpage would address the problems that the team feels are important in our world, especially those issues that are currently being exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. These issues include, but are not limited to, racial inequalities, housing insecurity, mental health, and health disparities. On the website, the team will publish various stories that will provide personal perspectives and expert opinions to provide fact-based information. The UNC Charlotte Millennium Fellows hope to provide informational graphics, written/auditory advice, and videos with the backing of medical professionals and UNC Charlotte professors to increase awareness and lower mental health risks during and after stay at home orders are lifted. In addition, the team also seeks to launch an informational podcast accessible through our webpage, which will widen their reach. To ensure that the project is successful, the team plans to partner with not only resources from the university but within the wider community.
To measure the impact, the team of Cloud of Witnesses will use Google analytics and monitor the website and social media platforms. The team envisions this outreach to be between 5,000 and 9,999 people who are positively impacted by the content shared on the platform. When people engage with the website, they will initially be asked to provide what relationship they have to the Cloud of Witnesses, whether they be students or reside in the Greater Charlotte area.
About the Millennium Fellow
Andrew Lawrence Walker Watson is an International Studies major with a concentration in Peace, Conflict and Identity at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He also studies Portuguese, Spanish, and Chinese. He is involved in many student organizations including as associate editor of the award-inning Sanskrit Literary Arts Magazine. Andrew is a native of Miami, Florida.