ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT CLARA LEHV, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Colby College | New York, United States | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 3

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" I am thrilled to be named a 2021 Millennium Fellow and join the global community of Fellows who are committed to addressing critical issues of our time. I am choosing to focus on “invisible disabilities”, these are illnesses that are not obvious but that are debilitating and frightening to live with and hold sufferers back from fully engaging in their lives. Countless people all over the world suffer with diseases such as diabetes, epilepsy, brain injuries and other neurological illnesses, eating disorders, and mental and emotional illnesses. These disabilities are often hidden by young people who suffer silently with them, afraid that if they disclose their illness they will be marginalized socially and deprived of opportunities afforded to abled people. I am excited to continue my journey to bring awareness to invisible disabilities and chronic illness as a Millennium Fellow. This program will provide a unique opportunity to expand my work exponentially. I look forward to connecting with other Fellows to shine a light on this societal problem that crosses all income groups and has no geographic boundaries. I want to collaborate on solutions that will help bring comfort to the afflicted and widespread acceptance and understanding of these conditions so that sufferers are no longer marginalized. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Fighing the Stigma of Invisable Disabilites

My project is a support group on campus to help like minded students who are struggling with an invisible disability.

About the Millennium Fellow

Clara Lehv is a rising sophomore at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Clara is majoring in psychology with a concentration in neuroscience and is considering a career in a health field. Clara enjoys creative writing, knitting, baking, playing squash and other sports, and spending time with her twin brother, family and friends in New York City. Clara is a member of Colby’s varsity squash team and is a 2020 US Squash All American and three-time Scholar Athlete award winner. She came back to finish high school and win national awards after suffering a life-threatening illness.