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 AVRIL ANDREA CÁZARES, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Tecnológico de Monterrey | Monterrey, Mexico | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 7
" To create a safe, healthy, and just world, we need to empower everyone, so that they recognized their worth and find their voice to be heard. I believe that a sustainable future is one that includes everyone, from every level, context, and identity, and is built in love, empathy, respect, and unity. I am a Millennium Fellow to enhance my advocacy, gaining skills and knowledge to yield better results in my community work. I am excited to build alliances with fellow young leaders to further the SDGs and create a better world for everyone. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Allied Cultures
Allied Cultures, is a project implemented by students from Tecnológico de Monterrey that seeks to be an educational and cultural diffusion platform, which contributes to the human and social development of our community, through the creation of inclusive contexts that promote the construction of identity, citizenship and community; by the promotion and appreciation of Mexican popular culture. We work on SDG 4, through intersectoral and interdisciplinary education for the construction of an integral society where cultural heritage is valued and integrated in the social sphere and where members of the indigenous community are involved in the partnership and diffusion of it, generating a meaningful sense of belonging to society that allows human and community development.
About the Millennium Fellow
Avril Andrea Cázares Cortez is a creative, empathic, and passionate activist, born in Monterrey, Mexico. She studies social transformation and global affairs at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico.
Avril is a 22-year-old young leader passionate about environmental intersectionality advocacy, culture preservation, and child development. Her drive has led Avril into a journey of growth in the international community and translated itself into her continuous involvement in community action.
In her college years, she has successfully organized various environmental, social, and cultural projects that reflect her leadership and compromise on building a better, more sustainable future for all.
She has been trained in the Climate Reality Project focused on climate action in LATAM, is currently a part of the Movers Program by the UNDP for the boost of sustainable entrepreneurship in LATAM, and is a Millennium Fellow of Class 2020. Currently, she is the director of the Students Sustainability Program, an organization recognized by SDSN Youth of LATAM.
Avril aspires to cultivate her skills and knowledge to further the development of the United Nations’ Sustainable Goals at all levels including all people.