High School Teachers:
Purdue University College of Agriculture invites you and your students to participate in the 2019 World Food Prize (WFP) Youth Institute.
This extraordinary educational opportunity for high school students works with teachers to find future global hunger fighters and solution makers! We’ve found this to be a life-changing experience for teachers and students.
Free to participating students and teachers / mentors, the institute takes place April 25 (evening) and April 26 (full day) on Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus.
The World Food Prize annually recognizes those who improve the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. Purdue’s connection to the World Food Prize is a special one. Three of its recipients are Boilermakers — Phil Nelson (2007), Gebisa Ejeta (2009) and Akinwumi Adesina (2017). The WFP Youth Institute helps illustrate the importance of their work to the next generation of problem-solvers like you.
To participate, students must complete a research paper on food security in a developing country – and final registration – no later than Monday, April 1. (Visit this website for instructions and information.) Schools or Indiana 4-H counties are limited to five students each.
At the institute, students:
• Deliver a three-minute presentation about their paper
• Meet with experts in global-hunger research
• Hear from at least one of Purdue’s World Food Prize Laureates
• Learn about how Purdue University is fighting world hunger
Top students will be named Indiana delegates to the WFP Global Youth Institute in Des Moines, Iowa, in October 2019. (Current high-school seniors are welcome at the Purdue institute but ineligible for the global institute, which takes place in the following year.)
Please consider encouraging your students write about food security for a typical family in a developing nation.
If you need more information or have any questions, please visit our website. Again, the final deadline is Monday, April 1.