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 YUY H, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
UNC Charlotte | North Carolina, United States | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 1
" I am truly excited to be apart of the Millennium Fellowship, as it creates an outreach for young adults to be apart of a greater change. The initiative and drive that the scholars bring encapsulates what it means to be a Millennium Fellow. Knowledge is power and bringing awareness to real world issues can offer a multitude of beneficial outcomes. The work that my team does will make an impact, that will continue to be passed forward though acts of kindness. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Blessing the Queen City
Blessing the Queen City is a service-based project where we will be establishing “blessing boxes” around UNC Charlotte and the surrounding area with the purpose of providing non-perishable food items and toiletries to people in need. These blessing boxes will mainly be stocked by online fundraisers, holding donation drives on our campus, and asking neighbors/local businesses to donate as well. We will plant 30 donation boxes on campus and the surrounding areas to acquire 300-450 items on a bi-weekly basis.
There is a potential for food banks in the area to sponsor us so we can branch out beyond our campus. Strategic locations of blessing boxes will be placed around the LYNX Light Rail for accessibility to low-income residents. We will promote our project over social media, to create awareness and engage the community to help with food deserts and food insecurity, hoping to touch the lives of 400-499 people.
About the Millennium Fellow
Yuy H is studying Computer Science at UNC Charlotte, concentrating in Software Engineering. She was born in Vietnam and immigrated to America as a young child. While she has many interests, She is passionate in making a positive change. She believes education is a strong factor in being successful and should be accessible.