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 PHUONG THAO VU, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 5
" Taking part in the Millennium Fellowship will empower me to take my interest in social impact, particularly regarding mental health and well-being, to the next level. Through the program, I hope to not only acquire the skills to undertake a high-impact project but also connect with other fellows who target different issues but have the same passion for social impact. I believe that when dedicated and socially conscientious people are brought together, collaborate and exchange ideas with each other, our impact will be significantly amplified and meaningful changes will be made. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Lean On Me at Penn
Reach-A-Peer Helpline is an anonymous, confidential peer counseling helpline at the University of Pennsylvania and we have partnered with M.I.T.'s texting service, Lean On Me, to offer a texting version of our original peer counseling service since 2017. Our texting service, open 24/7 throughout the school year, offers support, information, and referrals to students. College life can be overwhelming to a lot of people, and they may not be comfortable openly sharing their concerns and struggles. We hope to provide confidential and non-judgmental emotional support for students, thus alleviating their stress and empowering them to thrive.
We expect that at least 100 people will utilize our texting service from August to December, and that the average rating for conversations completed by our staffers will be at least 4/5
About the Millennium Fellow
Phuong Vu is a rising senior studying Biomedical Engineering and Robotics at the University of Pennsylvania. Phuong is interested in the intersection of technology and medicine and hopes to become a physician-scientist in the future. She has been a mental health advocate since high school and is passionate about promoting and facilitating peer support.