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 ZYANNAH GREAUX, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Florida International University | Florida, United States | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 4

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" Striving for creativity and innovation, my work is driven and shaped by these ideas. Challenging the status quo and institutions in place paves the way for voices to be heard and social solutions to be achieved. As a Millennium Fellow, the guidance and mentorship I will receive will play a monumental part in advancing my ideas in order to amplify the lived experiences and injustices Black women must face even in their academic journeys. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Blk Girls Guided

Blk Girls Guided (B.G.G) aims to introduce an increase of educational equity and enhance the overall academic environment and experience for Black women, with increased emphasis on young Black women at my institution, South Florida and beyond. The initiative works to expand the term “educational equity” beyond the curriculum one receives in order to include the ease of access to resources, advisors, supplemental programs, as well as cultural resources to improve the educational journey of Black girls and women. The project is expected to address and vocalize the need for growth towards educational equity for the Black female population at my university, locally, nationally, and even internationally.

As a Black first generation young woman, I saw the need for an initiative to begin to acknowledge the lack of representation and overall addressing of matters that impact the educational experience and achievement for young Black women in higher education. I believe that there needs to be more accessibility of support programs and resources for Black women in particular as we face certain social barriers due to our race. Introducing and implementing such initiatives is critical in producing equitable learning experiences.

About the Millennium Fellow

Zyannah Greaux is an Honors pre-law Criminal Justice student at Florida International University from St. Croix, USVI by way of Orlando, Florida. Zyannah is passionate about expanding her leadership and advocacy platform to aid in creating the innovative, equitable approaches to social injustice that are prevalent in her community. She is guided by the principles of social justice, equity, and inclusivity with interest in increasing advocacy for marginalized communities, especially the Black community and Black women. Being a young Black woman in higher education, Zyannah has both experienced and witnessed the inequities Black girls in the education system face and strives to shed light on these issues. Having been a longtime voice for the importance of advocacy and representation, she aspires to be a social entrepreneur and attorney with expertise in civil rights.