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 MANUEL JAIME MORA CASASOLA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

University of Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 2

" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow due to the vast array of opportunities it gives me to not only make a positive impact in my community, but to also meet like minded people who are excited for change. This will allow me to help and converse with others, as well as prepare myself for future roles and endeavors where I will have to work hard to improve the lives of those around me. With cooperation and programs like these, as sure we will be able to enact changes quicker than many expect and I am dedicated to pushing myself as far as I can go to not only reach my goals, but also help others reach theirs. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Improving Through Positive Psychology

A university student's life is often filled with stress and anxiety, caused by either their studies or personal obstacles. These issues often lead to students to inadvertently neglect their mental health, thus causing more problems for themselves. Improving Through Positive Psychology aims to better inform university students (primarily of the University of Puerto Rico) about positive psychology and its benefits. It involves providing seminars and resources for students to learn strategies about how to better deal with stress, take care of their mental health, study more efficiently, make better use of their time and view themselves and their strengths in a new light. Its goal is to provide anywhere from 2-5 seminars and reach at least 40-100 students in a single semester to teach them better ways to look after their mental health and wellbeing.

About the Millennium Fellow

Manuel Mora was born in Puerto Rico in 1999, being part of a diverse family with relatives from different cultures. He started out as a very timid young boy, but has slowly opened up and pushed himself out of his comfort zone. Ever since his youth he's had to deal with mental health issues, as well as seeing their effects on his friends and family. These experiences led him to wonder why these things occur and how to fix them, eventually leading him to study psychology. He now studies diligently in hope of helping his community in the future.

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