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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.



University of California Davis | California, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 1


" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because it would positively impact my group-working skills since most environments do not revolve around individualism, but more so lean towards group work in ways that each person helps each other out to get a task done collectively, in addition to enhancing my social impact by connecting me more to my community. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: My State of Mind Project

My State of Mind is a worldwide youth run organization branch that originated from the Philippine based non-profit, Talang Dalisay. My State of Mind was inspired by the idea to spread mental health advocacy to new borders outside the Philippines, starting with the United States. With over 12 participating countries, we are a community aiming to fight current mental health stigmas around the world, as well as spreading mental health issues in our ever evolving society. We believe in breaking boundaries that inhibit people from shining and growing to their fullest potential. Our current project is focusing on mental health amongst high school and college students during the pandemic, providing networking and free events for students and fundraising opportunities to assist well-being, housing stability, and access to healthcare.

Our project has consisted of two parts: an online conference event and our care packages. We have our mental health advocacy conference, titled Mind Over Matter, on November 13, 2021 from 11 AM to 3:30 PM. We have invited youth global activist speakers from around the world, mental health professionals, and representatives of various UC Davis organizations to speak on behalf of our themes. Our multiple themes we will be focusing on include Educating on Mental Illness and How to Be an Ally, Defining and Accessing Therapy, and Caring for Your Mental Health and Well-Being. We have also published a questionnaire on campus for Davis students to fill out in order to gain feedback on the care package materials, which would be distributed for those facing housing insecurity, a lack of basic needs and mental health resources, and COVID care. We are currently fundraising with local businesses and companies for those care package materials, whilst having the conference as our main project of the quarter.

About the Millennium Fellow

Ivette Mondragon Huerta is a passionate, young pre-law student at the University of California, Davis currently majoring in International Relations with a double minor in Spanish & Human Rights. She was born in San Jose, California,and resides in Davis. For as long as she can remember, Ivette has always been passionate about her advocacies for social justice , women's rights, immigration rights, and human rights. Throughout her high school years and throughout college, she has succesfully organized rallies for social justice movements and voluntered actively in her community by giving back to underrepresented stundents throughout various projects; which she plans to do more of in the future. Ivette aspires to go to law school, work for the United Nations, but mostly believes the Millennium Fellowship would help Ivette take social impact to the next level by not only giving her the opportunity to significantly impact her community in a positive way, but it would also help further her career and leadership skills in understanding how she can contribute to those in need as she hopes to make a difference by creating her very own non-governmental organization or non profit organization to help those in need.

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