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 MEGHANA IYER, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

University of Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 3

" I am thrilled to be part of the Millennium Fellowship because inspiration breeds inspiration. I am excited to be part of a community of like-minded peers who are driven to make an impact in our community. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Music for Health and Well-Being

The purpose of this project will be to provide youth in Philadelphia the opportunity to grow as musicians and learn how to find healthy ways to explore mindfulness and stress-relief. I have had the opportunity to travel to some local elementary schools as part of after-school programs, but the resources are very limited and the time dedicated for music programs is restricted. Instead, I would like to bring the students to University of Pennsylvania's campus to engage in group-wide and individualized music lessons. Additionally, I will hold music-listening workshop, discussions about the importance of music and how it is beneficial to health and
well-being, and the practice of mindfulness. By engaging in these important conversations early on, hopefully these youth will have the skills and knowledge to move forward with defining their life trajectories in a healthy and safe manner. For 2020, I hope to educate at least twenty 1st-4th graders.

About the Millennium Fellow

Meghana Iyer is a rising senior at the University of Pennsylvania studying Bioengineering with a minor in Philosophy. She is passionate about music and is excited to share this passion with students throughout Philadelphia through the Millennium Fellowship program.

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