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 LEAH WARDLAW, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Spelman College l Georgia, USA l Advancing SDG 5 and UNAI 4

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“I want to make an impactful change in the lives of individuals. It is in these individuals that the seed of even larger impact exists. PrettySmart is an active proponent of the idea that education is our most sustainable recourse and that focusing attention in the lives of even a few allows for the furtherance of information that will continue long after the initial point of contact with those originally reached. 


I believe that It is imperative that we provide substantive and functional education on the inner workings of the government and policy making to the people who are hit the hardest by the changes made by it. Being a Millennium Fellow is an opportunity for me to expand on this vision and cultivate a heightened awareness for the issues that drive my passion”

Millennium Fellowship Project

PrettySmart is a community initiative dedicated to the eradication of ills within underserved communities by way of educating young girls. PrettySmart will work adamantly to promote future leadership and an understanding of the connection between government and day-to-day issues within the community and, in doing this, work to raise up a new generation of enthusiastic women ready to lead in their communities. 

PrettySmart's goals include:

  • 3 civic literacy and engagement events 

  • 2 financial literacy and entrepreneurial workshops which will promote the importance of community economic development 

  • 5,000 dollars raised through sponsorships and donations as well as a 4-month long book drive and resale that will fund the budget for the future events PrettySmart will hold after the fellowship is completed.

Millennium Fellow

Leah Wardlaw is a sophomore at Spelman College from Virginia. Community advocacy and the creation of strong women as leaders within communities are major points of passion for her . Spelman college has given Leah the unique experience of being surrounded by women who are equally as driven towards a vast array of different passions. When she is not running around campus doing work in an on campus organization, Leah can be found doing anything art related, journaling, or on instagram.

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