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 RAYMOND CONNOR FRANCOIS, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Lynn University l Florida, USA l Advancing SDG 13 and UNAI 9

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"I truly love the ocean with all it's living creatures and think this world and it's well being is our responsibility. I am thrilled to be a Millennium Fellow and am very excited to make a lasting difference.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

Banning the Straw that Will Break Mother Nature’s Back is a project that Inform the campus on the environmental impacts of petroleum-based plastics, starting with straws. Next, the project team plan to work with the university on practical alternatives so they can ban traditional straws outright.

Measurable goals the team project hope to accomplish this August-November:

  1. Present summarized info to university science and ethics classes

  2. Start a petition for finding practical alternatives (bioplastics, FSC-certified wood etc.)

  3. Expand the campaign to Boca Raton

About the Millennium Fellow

Raymond Connor Francois, known by many as Ray, is a US Coast Guard disabled veteran. He enjoys cooking which was actually his job in the military. He is highly motivated and works hard at everything he does. He is involved with his community through church and his school. He believes there is always a positive to any situation one goes through.

Connect with Ray via Facebook and Instagram