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 SNEHA SHARMA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3

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" I am very honored and grateful to be part of the Millennium Fellowship Class of 2021 because the Millennium Fellowship paves a path of change through leadership development, and that is exactly how I want to translate my passion into tangible outcomes that align with UNAI principles and SDGs. As someone whose focus is to pay it forward, this program is the perfect space for me to build my skills. The United Nations Academic Impact and MCN will offer exciting opportunities to collaborate with other similarly intellectually curious fellows, distinguished visitors and staff -- all with the common desire to create transformational change. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Here to Hear

Here to Hear is an independent project to address the mental health issues many Philadelphia students underwent during the pandemic. The objective is to talk to 3-5 high schools and study the impact of COVID-19 on their mental health as it relates to their education (whether that is motivation, engaging in class, stimulating interest, critical thinking ability, socialization, sense of belonging). After speaking to students, this project will implement mental health awareness campaigns for those who would otherwise not have access to this type of care. The goal is to make the students aware of mental health states, the importance of personal care of mental health, removing stigmas surrounding mental health, and the options available for those struggling. The mental health campaign convenes community members for insightful dialogue about many challenging issues. Through integration of different perspectives, Here to Hear, will facilitate better conversations in high schools. Then, each student has the opportunity to be matched to another student across and within schools. They anonymously act as penpals and share their feelings and offer support to one another.

About the Millennium Fellow

Sneha is a senior at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, and minoring in Health Care Management, Neuroscience, and Engineering Entrepreneurship. Hailing from Memphis, TN, she wants to find the best avenues to give back to the community that shaped her into the advocate she is today -- and that community transcends borders. Whether it be through her work with her nonprofit Tomorrow’s Promises, or through her jobs at various international government bodies, she has tackled various issues including climate change policy, technology immersion, women's health and education, and other critical issues in multiple countries & continents.