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 D'ARCY SMITH, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Griffith University | Brisbane, Australia | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 3

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" By continuing my engagement with the Millennium Fellowship for a second year, I look forward to building on the invaluable skills, insights and networks through the Millennum Fellowship that have greatly supported the development of our team's project, The Hidden Initiative, thus far to strengthen and broaden that tangible impacts we strive to make within our community. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: The Hidden Initiative

The Hidden Initiative strives to spread awareness and understanding for those living with disabilities and mental and/or physical health conditions that aren’t apparent to the naked eye. By stimulating discussion and increasing the visibility of related support services, The Hidden Initiative aspires to minimise the stigma and feeling of shame felt by those with hidden conditions. The aim of our project is to raise funds for selected support organisations whilst engaging with the community to raise awareness, and we have successfully raised over $2,000 to date. We aim to develop a partnership with 2 new organisations that share our vision of The Hidden Initiative and raise $2,000 through several fundraising events and initiatives to support their operations and raise awareness. We also aim to increase our community engagement through our social media platforms by reaching a total of 3,000 engagements across the project's platforms collectively, achieved through the use of giveaways, promotional stalls and QR codes, as well as a newly developed marketing strategy. The project also intends to expand its Executive Committee to broaden and diversify the mix of skills and expertise that contribute to achieving set goals and community engagement.

About the Millennium Fellow

D'Arcy has extensive experience working with NGOs and not-for-profits, fuelled by her passions including mental health and disability support, sustainability, and supporting her peers and young children in excelling in education. She is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Hidden Initiative, a not-for-profit that addresses Sustainable Development Goal #10 of Reducing Inequality by striving to spread awareness and understanding for those living with disabilities and mental and/or physical health conditions that aren’t apparent to the naked eye. D'Arcy will also shortly be graduating from Griffith University with a Bachelor of International Business / Government and International Relations.