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 NAOMI MARTHA YITREF, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Spelman College l Georgia, USA l Advancing SDG 5 and UNAI 6

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“I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because it means being proactive and taking the initiative to implement social change and sustainable development through diverse lenses. Not only are we serving and enhancing our communities, and the global world, but ourselves as we develop leadership skills.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

Young Women Empowered is a non-profit based in Seattle, Washington that empowers young women from diverse backgrounds to step up as leaders in their schools, communities and the world. We do this through intergenerational mentorship, intercultural collaboration, and creative programs that equip girls with the confidence, resiliency, and leadership skills needed to achieve their goals and improve their communities. I hope to establish leadership and global advocacy skills that equip me to broaden this mission and project passed my regional community and further across the globe.

Millennium Fellow

Naomi Martha Yitref is a Sociology & Anthropology Major; International Studies minor on the Pre-Law track from Seattle, Washington. She is passionate about women's rights, global advocacy, and addressing injustices that affect the black community. In her free time, Naomi enjoys reading, music, and spoken word poetry.

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