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 KYLE BLAKE FELTER, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Harvard University | Massachusetts, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" An unwavering desire to serve others, motivated by a belief in the power of collectivity, underpin my efforts. Being a Millennium Fellow will help me embrace ambition, thought leadership, and humility when confronting global sustainability challenges for those impacted most, especially children. The skills I learn and the people I meet through the Millennium Fellowship will help me alleviate the impact of my work. Through this unique opportunity, I hope to empower others to act, dream, and adopt a selfless mindset. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: UNICEF Global Development Commons
The Global Development Commons (GDC) officially began in September 2020 and partners with the Lancet COVID-19 Commission and UNICEF USA. The GDC is an open-access platform that exists to crowdsource evidence and innovations spurred by youth to support the SDGs. During the Decade of Action, the platform allows for cross-sectorial discussion and is accessible to governments, policymakers, frontline workers, students, and professors. In critical times like the COVID-19 pandemic, the GDC acknowledges that our world is currently undergoing a digital revolution that impacts how the youth interact with the world and how we can engage in discussions about how to best protect children’s rights. The stakeholder pipeline for this project is simple yet effective. Student researchers can submit curated content that they comment on by summarizing its main arguments/offer critiques, propose humanitarian-focused community questions, conduct self-driven research projects, and attend webinars with youth innovators globally hosted by the GDC team. All research is then available for the aforementioned public and private sector actors without any hindrances like paywalls. Since September 2019, my role has involved submitting content as a researcher, monitoring the submissions of site users globally as an administrator, creating the semester research programming, and moderating monthly webinars. During the Fellowship, I coordinated a webinar on children's rights under a digital context. I also researched literature to upload to the GDC site for youth members to read without barriers such as paywalls.
About the Millennium Fellow
Kyle Felter is a charismatic global citizen and youth leader ready to serve the globe. He is currently studying Government, Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights, and Japanese at Harvard University. Kyle has always deeply cared about his advocacies for children's rights and educational equity. During high school and now in college, Kyle has organized several conferences that propose innovative solutions to pressing global issues, and he is excited for future iterations of such projects. Kyle aspires to represent the interests of all children on the international stage where he can inspire others to address the SDGs for the betterment of humanity.