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 AMBER LARIBA ASUMDA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Tufts University | Massachusetts, United States | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 2

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" By participating in the Millennium Fellowship, I hope to develop a social impact toolkit that will aid in the creation of lasting and sustainable change in the empowerment and advocacy of women and girls of African descent. I am also eager to connect with like-minded individuals about their passions and goals for making the world a better place. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Black Women's Collective

My project for the fall 2021 semester, was to create a speaker series to raise awareness of mental wellness among Black women students and to reduce inequalities (SDG 10). On November 19th, Tufts Counseling and Mental Health Services Graduate Student Clinician led a talk to a group of a dozen Black women undergraduate students titled "Young, Gifted, and Black" where we talked about how to cope with stress and how to be a thriving student.

About the Millennium Fellow

Amber Asumda is a senior from Snellville, Georgia pursuing a major in International Relations and a minor in Entrepreneurship for Social Impact at Tufts University. As a first-generation, Ghanaian-American, Amber is passionate about the empowerment of and legal advocacy for women and girls of African descent and hopes to one day develop her own advocacy-based NGO. She recently worked toward her goals by conceptualizing and chairing the inaugural Black Womyn’s Empowerment Conference (BWEC), a conference that sought to empower and connect Black women postsecondary students. Amber is excited to further develop her social impact toolkit as a 2021 Millennium Fellow.