Global Youth Institute 2011
Each year, more than 100 exceptional high school students from across the United States and other countries are selected to participate in the three-day Global Youth Institute hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation.
Selected students and their teacher mentors travel to Des Moines, Iowa, in mid-October to attend this exciting three-day event at which they interact with Nobel and World Food Prize Laureates and discuss pressing food security and agricultural issues with international experts.
At the Global Youth Institute, student delegates present and discuss their findings with international experts and their peers, connect with other students from around the world, tour cutting-edge industrial and research facilities, and take part in symposium discussions with global leaders in science, industry and policy.
Teacher mentors register their student(s) to participate in a qualifying State Youth Institute (if the student resides in Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Ohio and Texas) or apply for an at-large delegate seat at the Global Youth Institute (if the student resides in Iowa or another state). The students then research and write a short essay on a critical food security issue under the direction of their teacher mentor.
See here for more information and to apply!