Moravian College Millennium Fellows

Moravian College Millennium Fellows

In 2018, the United Nations Academic Impact and MCN have partnered to launch the Millennium Fellowship, Youth leaders were convened and challenged.. …to help advance progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. Students from around the world answered the call to leadership and service… 285 campuses across 57 nations applied to join the Class of 2018. 30 campuses were selected worldwide. The class of 2018 features 530 Fellows from 13 different countries… …from all six inhabited continents. 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. Moravian College, founded in 1742, was honored to be one of the 20 campuses selected for this prestigious distinction. Sustainable development goals Now proudly introducing the Class of 2018 at Moravian College Lets’s take a tour of the social impact we aspire to have One of our goals for millennium fellowship campus project is a combat food and Security’s in our local community. One of the ways we’re doing is working on setting up a community garden on our campus to first strives to participation in local Sustainability projects as well as help bolster the food pantries in and outside of our campus. We hope to make progress on the following SDG’s. Goal number two zero hunger, goal number three good health and well-being, goal number 11 sustainable cities and communities, goal number 12 responsible consumption and production, goal number 17 partnership for the goals. And another way We’re hoping to battle food insecurity within our local community is by setting up an official agreement between a regional food distribution center, and a local elementary school to facilitate the purchase of all Non-perishable items at the rate of 10 cents per pound in order to stock, and further expand an already existing food pantry at a community elementary school where 96% of the students are currently on free or reduce subsidized federal lunch programs, And this is going to help advance progress on SDG number to two, zero hunger SDG number 11 sustainable cities and communities, and finally SDG number 17 partnerships for the goals. Component of our project is to educate students on homelessness, and to address housing insecurity in our community. This exemplifies the SDG goal number 11 sustainable cities and communities. One of our presentations will attempt to show that college community what it may be like to live out of a car there an interactive demonstration in the middle of campus. Part of our campus project is also forming agreement with a legal services organization to train volunteer faculty and staff to assist and encourage those students were facing insecurity and housing environment issues. We plan to host a sleep out event during our hunger and homelessness Awareness Week in which our student participants will spend the night outside to experience what it is like to be homeless. We hope to spread awareness and educate the students about the struggles faced by the homeless population in our community. Another part of our campus project is including lgbtq+ education throughout the ravine college campus. So our educational program is comprised of three main sessions So the first session is going to be LGBTQ plus 101 just a brief in general overview of the various sexualities and gender identities that are listed within the community. Our second session involves allyship so you’ll be taking the Education you learn in the first session and applying in on how to be a better Ally throughout the Raby college campus. So our last session is going to be LGBTQ plus queer activism so we’re actually going to be taking a lot of local community centers, and also our local community resources that are for the lgbtq+ community and we’re going to provide those to all the people within the session so that they can increase educational opportunities for those. And This work will help to advance progress on SDG number five gender equality, number ten reduce inequalities, and number sixteen peace justice and strong institutions. By building partnerships without local schools. We are educating the youth on an overview of the 17 sustainable Developments. Using materials from the world’s largest lesson plan provided by the United Nations academic impacts. We are teaching students Not only what the SDGs are but we are also empowering the students in ways to advance the SDGs in our own communities. We will be going at the local middle school to do an oil spill cleanup experiment that exemplifies goal six clean water and sanitation and fourteen life below water. We will also be operating workshops where we’re going to be comparing the costs of light bulbs as well as their energy use and that relates to SDG number seven affordable and clean energy. In local elementary schools we are demonstrating the effects of consumption of natural resources on the environment through active participation activities relating to SDG number twelve responsible consumption and production. Music playing A special thanks to our community partners and all of those who have continuously contributed to the success of out project: Millennium Campus Network, United Nations Academic Impact, Drs. Diane Music & James Teufel, Marvine Elementary School, Second Harvest Food Bank, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, North Penn Legal Services, Gillian Sharkey, William Penn Elementary School, Erin Durkin, Dr, Debra Wetcher-Hendricks, Theo Anderson Thank You!

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