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.
The World Food Prize Youth Institute at Purdue works with teachers to find future global hunger fighters and solution makers! Purdue has developed a special connection with the World Food Prize Foundation because of our three World Food Prize Laureates: Phil Nelson in 2007, Gebisa Ejeta in 2009, and Akin Adesina in 2017. For the Youth Institute, participants and their teachers have the opportunity to come to Purdue on April 23-24, 2020 FREE, aside from your transportation costs!
Please consider mentoring one student, a few students or an entire class through the process of researching factors in food security for an average family in a developing country. This process is extremely educational and may lead to a transformational experience for students.
Information about the program:
- Indiana students in grades 9-12 complete a research paper on food security in a developing country with a mentor. Schools or 4-H Counties are each limited to have five students attend the Institute. The research paper requirements will meet many of Indiana’s education standards including the core literacy standard! Paper instructions may be found at: https://bit.ly/35Qo4eJ
- The five students and mentors from each school or county come to Purdue April 23-24, 2020 (Thursday evening and all day Friday). While on campus, students compete a 3 minute presentation about their research paper, meet international experts, hear from some of Purdue’s World Food Prize Laureates and learn how Boilers are fighting hunger.
- Based on their presentations and papers, the top students are chosen to serve on the Indiana Delegation to attend the WFP Global Youth Institute in Des Moines, Iowa in October 2020. Please Note: While High School Seniors are welcome to participate in the Institute, they will not be eligible for the Global Youth Institute because it takes place in the following school year.
- Student papers and final registration due by midnight on Monday, April 6, 2020.
We have found the Global Youth Institute and Purdue Institute to be life changing experiences for both teachers and students and hope you will consider serving as a mentor.
If you need more information or have any questions, please visit our website by clicking on "More Information/Details" below. We hope to see you in April!