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 CHERYL JENDRACHOWSKI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Western Sydney University l Sydney, Australia l Advancing SDG 12 and UNAI 9

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"It is an amazing feeling to know you can help make change in the world, it's even a better feeling knowing that you can make change with a global like minded team!

To be a Millennium Fellow is more than doing our small part to our local region, it is to be a part of a movement... showcasing exactly what youth can do if given the opportunity to succeed! "

Millennium Fellowship Project

P.E.A.C.E. in Western Sydney is a strategy for Promoting, Educating, Awareness-raising, Campaigning, and Empowering individuals, groups and the community, around Sustainable Development and the capacity we all have to effect lasting, positive change. It is a framework for disrupting unsustainable practices and current ideologies within our University and the broader community. P.E.A.C.E aims to:

  • PROMOTE via 5 identified internal media platforms targeting students (45,000) and staff (3,000).

  • EDUCATE on current and future University and SDSN Youth initiatives including Responsible Cafes, Tea Bag Project, Plastic Lids installation and local High School Masterclass programs

  • Raise AWARENESS across the 5 main campuses personalizing the SDGs to local concerns

  • Create two CAMPAIGNS:

    • Challenging the University to re-evaluate current policies, practices and values.

    • Disrupt current unsustainable consumption and waste practices, i.e., single-use items

  • EMPOWER students and staff by implementing a new initiative, installing environmentally fact-based challenges related to a minimum of 3 SDGs across 5 main campuses

About the Millennium Fellow

Cheryl Jendrachowski is a business (Sport Management) student at Western Sydney University, aspiring to make a global positive social change using sport and sustainability as her vehicle. She gets an intrinsic reward by helping others and strives to do her part in making the world a better place. Cheryl is proud to be living in a world where youth are considered to be change makers and where goals such as the SDGs are seen as framework for all countries.

Connect with Cheryl via Instagram, Facebook and WeChat at wxid_fivlf8npjp8022