ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018

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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. 


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT LAURYN HOARD, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Spelman College l Georgia, USA l Advancing SDG 3 and UNAI 7

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"You cannot recover from anxiety by just staying calm. You cannot recover from depression by just being positive. You cannot recover from anorexia nervosa by just eating more. If mental illnesses were that simple we wouldn't be struggling in the first place." I am passionate about communicating the importance of being mentally and holistically whole. In addition, I am fervent about speaking up for those who feel silenced, which is often the case for those who face mental health challenges.”

I am exhilarated to be accepted as a Millennium Fellow because I can be around like-minded people who are passionate about creating social change in our environment.

Millennium Fellowship Project

Promoting Realness, Igniting Necessary Change, and Encouraging Spelman Sisters (P.R.I.N.C.E.S.S.) focuses on tackling the taboo nature that surrounds mental health by increasing dialogue about the stigmas on mental health. The goal of this project is to create more conversation and understanding on the topic of mental health, so that members of our communities won’t feel ostracized because of the challenges they may face. We are committed to not only serving the community, but helping our community grow in the knowledge of self-care.

Millennium Fellow

Lauryn Hoard grew up in Woodbridge, Virginia, but is currently a sophomore at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. Lauryn is currently studying Psychology with a concentration in Mental Health, and minor in African Diaspora studies. Lauryn intends to become a Forensic Psychologist or Social Worker temporarily. She wants to get her PhD in Clinical Psychology and then later, open her own facility for formerly incarcerated criminals, to help them transition back into society easier. She is currently Social Chair of Class Council, Publicity Chair of Active Minds, and Community Service Chair of GRL PWR. In these programs, she creates interactive events, workshops, and informationals on mental health and service initiatives. Through these organizations, she is able to serve as a resource for the people in her community.

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