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'm excited to be a Millennium Fellow, as it allows me to hone in my professional skills alongside such a diverse group of leaders around the world. I also get access to incredible, passion-driven project that I would otherwise be in the dark about. It's a blessing to be connected to this network that is committed to each community's growth.
I do the work because I feel that any chance to "level the playing field," regardless of how small that chance or change may be, is worth it. Communities only grow when they are committed to doing so, and I hope to instill that idea into a new set of young adults and leaders in the high schools we work with."
Millennium Fellowship Project
GT Books Not Bombs Stem Workshops will be partnering with Georgia Tech’s chapter of Books Not Bombs, which currently aids in after school tutoring of refugee students at a local Atlanta high school. They project’s team plans to develop interactive workshops intended to make STEM disciplines more accessible to all students, help them make informed decisions about their future, and make them more competitive when seeking acceptance to higher education. Their goals are to complete 3 workshops, partner with 3 student orgs and have 25 unique students attend the workshops. They hope to advance SDG's principle of Quality Education and UNAI’s principle of Education for All through their efforts.
About the Millennium Fellow
Timothy Purvis a Mechanical Engineering Undergrad at Georgia Tech with a passion for people, languages, and WASH development. He is also pursuing a minor in French language and another in Global Engineering Leadership. In his time at Georgia Tech, he has studied abroad in France and Switzerland, and worked for 5 months in Cambodia with agricultural technologies. Outside of classes he is involved in undergrad research for WASH sensor technology, and Cru, the on-campus ministry. He also dabble in Spanish and Arabic, and hopes to use all of those languages and interests in the future once he is graduated!