The New York Youth Institute is a program for high school students with an interest in global food insecurity and the fight against hunger. Students are asked to write an essay with the guidance of a teacher or mentor. See examples of students essays below the video. Each person presents a summary of their research and recommendations before a group of peers, faculty, teachers and parents in September. Their presentations and essays are judged and then four students are selected to attend the World Food Prize symposium held in Des Moines, Iowa, in October, with their mentors. There, they will join over 250 other outstanding high school students and teachers from across the United States and around the world for an exciting three-day program to interact with Nobel and World Food Prize Laureates and the more than 1,000 global leaders from 75 countries attending the World Food Prize's annual international symposium.
New York Youth Institute Student Essays 2016
The 2017 New York Youth Institute activities will take place April 1 in Ithaca.
Registration deadline will be the first week of March 2017
The World Food Prize, the Global Youth Institute and the New York Institute were born from the genius of Dr. Norman Borlaug, the Father of the Green Revolution and Nobel Prize Laureate. Five World Food Prize Laureates have been affiliated with Cornell University.
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