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 hope the Millennium Fellowship enables me to further develop my change-making abilities and connect with others passionate about making the world a better place.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
The Democracy Project is a non-partisan, student-run organization that that seeks to engage students in the democratic process. It educates, facilitates, and supports community engagement with politics through voter registration events, peer discussions, and round-tables with educators and political leaders. Our organization will measure its impact by compiling the number of students who attend our events and register to vote. We will host three events per month: (1) Politics on the Porch emphasizes the importance of local politics, (2) Voter Registration Drives provide eligible students with the opportunity to register as official voters, and (3) Politics on Tap focuses on larger national or international issues. Given that U.S. midterm elections are coming up this fall, our goal is to obtain a 40% voter turnout (the national average on college campuses is a lackluster 20%).
About the Millennium Fellow
Skylar Knight is a fourth-year student at Rollins College majoring in Political Science and Philosophy. Skylar is passionate about civic engagement and working with children with disabilities. Through the Bonner Leaders Program, he coached flag football at Special Olympics Orange County and taught at CECO -- a school for children with motor disabilities. Skylar currently serves as Student Ambassador of the Rollins College Democracy Project. Eventually, he hopes to combine his interest in politics, passion for service, and desire to travel and learn languages into a career in international affairs with the UN.