New York Youth Institute Symposium
On behalf of the World Food Prize Foundation and Cornell University, I cordially invite your high school students to take part in the New York Youth Institute symposium. From March 31 to April 1, high schoolers from around the state will come to Cornell’s Ithaca campus to taste savory local dishes, tour cutting edge farm and research labs, network with renowned agricultural professionals, and most importantly, share their own solutions to hunger and food insecurity.
To participate in the New York Youth Institute, your high schoolers must select a 2-3 page paper addressing the specific food security challenges in a country of their choice. Following their research and writing, one of their teachers will edit their work and give feedback before their submission. Weeks later, students go to Cornell to present their research to experts, explore the current work in agriculture, and become inspired to grow in knowledge and passion for food security.