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 LYDIA LARAMORE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Spelman College l Georgia, USA l Advancing SDG 5 and UNAI 3

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“I am thrilled to be a Millennium Fellow because as individuals, our ability to make structural change is severely limited. There is power in convening as a community and sharing our unique experiences and expertise. Nothing great happens in isolation. I could move forward in my project by myself and with my current partners, but it would be a disservice to the project and the people we want to serve to not connect with other people doing tremendous work in the community.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

The Next It Girl strives to connect black women in the technology industry with college students who need a connection point to the industry that they aspire to enter. In turn, those same college students go into their local communities and hold workshops for low-incomes, K-12 students who would not be exposed to the tech industry otherwise. We will hold at least three workshops for K-12 students on different facets of the technology industry over the next four months. By giving young black women a clear path to success, The Next It Girl advances SDG #5 and UNAI principle #3.

Millennium Fellow

Lydia Laramore is a sophomore at Spelman College majoring in political science and minoring in international studies. Lydia always loved reading and writing, but college has diversified her interests and given her a renewed passion for education. As a peer tutor in various capacities around campus, Lydia gets to engage with the minds that will shape the future. The Next It Girl is devoted to making sure that those minds aren't discouraged from their chosen career path because of a lack of mentorship or representation.

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