ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018
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.
“I am thrilled to be a Millennium Fellow, not only because of the opportunity for growth as a leader that it provides but also because of the community it allows me to be a part of. I'm ecstatic to be a part of a group of like-minded individuals, and even more excited about how this opportunity can teach me how to serve my community better.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
The Head In the Clouds Initiative seeks to inspire children of low socioeconomic status to dream above their circumstance by fostering art appreciation. By introducing students to things like visual, culinary, and studio art we hope to light a fire in children that inspires academic rigor and hope, therefore furthering the fourth SDG and the third UNAI principle concerning education for all. At the surface level, it’s about art. But in reality it's about introducing kids to the idea that their paths are limitless. Since the initiative is in its genesis, from August-November, we hope to raise $2,000 for a local school, at which the funds raised will be put towards art instruction.
Naomi Moss is a sophomore at Spelman College from Chicago, IL studying English and art history. She is enamored with the art of storytelling — specifically with whose stories get to be told. In the future, Naomi hopes to use my passion for art and my love of writing to share the stories of those whose voices often get left out through writing books and curating exhibitions that fight the narrative of a single story.
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