Thursday, May 13, 2010

World Food Prize Global Youth Institute


The World Food Prize Global Youth Institute provides a three-day, all expenses paid educational opportunity for high school students. Students interact with Nobel and World Food Prize Laureates and are exposed to an array of experts and organizations working to address food security around the world.

The Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture has created the Texas Youth Institute Symposium and the Mexico Youth Institute Symposium as extensions of the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute. Students from all over the state of Texas and the country of Mexico are invited to submit essays and participate in the events. The topic for the 2010 essay will be "Solutions for the World’s Smallholders". Students simply research and write a 4-5 page essay based on the essay topic to be eligible to attend.

All of the students who write essays will be invited to the Texas Youth Institute Symposium, held in College Station on August 28, 2010, or the Mexico Youth Institute Symposium, held in Mexico City, Mexico (date to be announced shortly). The top three students from Texas and the top three students from Mexico (and their respective teacher-mentors) will be invited to attend the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute. This includes a three-day trip to Des Moines, Iowa, where students will learn from World Food Prize and Nobel Laureates for three days of dialogue, presentations and interaction. The Global Youth Institute takes place October 13-16, 2010.

This is a excellent opportunity for students to expand their awareness of global issues.


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