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.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT LOGAN ALLES, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Florida Gulf Coast University | Florida, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 9
" As Millennium Fellow, I am excited to hone my leadership abilities and to connect with student-leaders internationally. I want to incorporate the UN Sustainable Development Goals in my campus projects - to create more positive change in my community and encourage my fellow student leaders. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: The Immokalee Medical Brigade
The Immokalee Medical Brigade is a service project which empowers an established organization of healthcare-oriented students called Global Medical Brigades at Florida Gulf Coast University to improve the health of their neighboring community Immokalee, FL.
Immokalee is a primarily Hispanic community in southwest Florida with disproportionately lower access to healthcare. This project addresses the UN's goal of good health and wellbeing. The project consists of an educational component and service component to ensure the community understands the importance of COVID vaccinations and other public health initiatives to create awareness of the virus and chronic diseases that disproportionally affect Hispanic communities.
Global Medical Brigades partners with Healthcare Networks in Immokalee to connect community members with a low-cost healthcare organization in their community.
The Immokalee Medical Brigade consists of a preparation phase to increase awareness of our efforts and prepare the Global Medical Brigade students to serve on the brigade. We have been tabling on campus, creating educational material for our Instagram, and collecting PPE such as masks and hand sanitizer. Healthcare workers from Healthcare Networks' COVID Response Team came to our general body meetings to teach us vital signs and discuss the health disparities the Immokalee community members face.
The second phase is a physical brigade of FGCU students in Immokalee to address COVID and chronic diseases in the community. We are partenering with a company called MySpeedyX which hosts a monthly gathering called Ciclovia, gathering several nonprofits to benefit the community. During our first brigade on October 31st, we offered our donation supplies and blood pressure screenings to attendees. We also reffered patient's with elevated blood pressures to Healthcare Network as a local resource to obtain additional help.
We plan to continue hosting Immokalee Medical Brigades in 2022 during the monthly Ciclovia events.
About the Millennium Fellow
Logan Alles is a pre-med student at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida, studying Health Science. He is a Lead Honors Mentor and President of the Global Medical Brigades (GMB) chapter at FGCU. Logan serves his community through several projects throughout the year, working to reduce healthcare disparities. In 2020, Logan created a PPE drive where he and a group of peers donated over 500 face masks to Healthcare Network clinics in their neighboring community, Immokalee, FL. Logan plans to continue this success, using his new role as president of GMB, by raising public health awareness on the ongoing COVID pandemic through donation drives and educational events. Promoting universal access to the vaccine and healthcare, he hopes his educational efforts will champion the UNs Sustainable Development Goal #3 to improve good health and well-being for all.