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 YASMINA AL GHADBAN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 4
" I am deeply excited to be a Millennium Fellow because it is a unique opportunity for me to improve an issue I am passionate about while learning from a diverse group of people. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Support a Peer
Support a Peer aims to equip students with active listening skills, knowledge about resources and confidence to support their peers, can destigmatize mental health and ensure that in every group on campus, there is at least one trained peer supporter. In the past year alone, this program has trained over 400 students who can now go on and support their peers effectively and refer them to the appropriate resources. In summary, this project is about peers educating their peers on how to support their other peers. By coupling peer education and peer support, this program has the potential to reach a large number of students and improve wellness on campus.
About the Millennium Fellow
Yasmina is a junior studying Bioengineering and Psychology. She is very interested in working in the mental health and violence prevention field. She is originally from Beirut, Lebanon where the weather is amazing and the food is delicious. At Penn, she is a mental health advocate, a peer-supporter, and an anti-violence educator. Most importantly, she loves her adorable two sisters and in her free time, she enjoys reading, gardening, and training her dog.