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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations.  30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 530 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year. 

The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 310,000 people worldwide this year. 


Moravian College l Pennsylvania, USA l Advancing SDG 17 and UNAI 9

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One quote, written by Nelson Mandela, that I follow every day is: 
"Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world."

I love helping others. That's why I am very excited to be a Millennium Fellow because as a future educator, I have always had a passion for teaching and working with other students. Being a part of this will help me to branch out even further, to see how I can connect with even more students so that I can be the best teacher that I can be when I have my own classroom someday.

Millennium Fellowship Project

The 1742 Model team plans to educate youth about what sustainable development means and why working towards achieving the SDGs is important for our world. While accomplishing this, the team will be showcasing the work our group will be doing over the course of the Fellowship to address food insecurity, housing insecurity, and LGBTQ+ partnership on their campus and in their community as examples of what can be done to help advance the SDGs. 

Measurable Goals:

  • Host 10-14 educational events reaching a total audience of 750 people to educate campus & local communities on the SDGs using the “World’s Largest Lesson Plan” (educational materials created by the UN to teach the SDGs to youth), relevant documentary screenings, classroom discussions, and campus-wide forums 

  • Educate 500+ youth about what the SDGs are and why they are important (tracked using pre/post event surveys)

  • Reduce campus food waste and contribute to local food banks by creating 1 food reclamation agreement between college and dining services

  • Identify the number/type of housing insecurity issues faced by Moravian College students through a campus-wide survey

  • Identify the number/type of food insecurity issues faced by Moravian College students through a campus-wide survey

  • Create 1 institutional agreement to improve student involvement with/understanding of housing insecurity issues in the Lehigh Valley

  • Create 1 institutional agreement to improve student involvement with/understanding of issues faced by LGBTQ+ community in the Lehigh Valley

About the Millennium Fellow

Jason Dietrich is a senior at Moravian College, located in Bethlehem, PA. Jason is a General Science major seeking Middle-Level Education certification. He is very involved on campus, and very passionate about helping others. Jason recently did a 6-week internship with the Lehigh Valley Summerbridge Program, where he taught 7th and 8th grade middle-school students Astronomy, as well as how to write music. He found this to be a great experience! Jason is very excited to be a Millennium Fellow, so that he can branch out to others and learn more about their stories and passions.

Alumni Update
Jason represented the Millennium Fellowship in speaking at the United Nations Headquarters during the 2019 ECOSOC Youth Forum (video below).

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