Iowa Youth Institute
Traditional: IYI Paper Instructions
New: IYI Student Workbook
Poster for classroom (below):
Submit your registration information:
Student Paper & Information
(Registration is closed until 2/1/17)
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Students begin paper: Anytime!
Registration Opens: February 1, 2017
Paper Deadline: March 27, 2017
Iowa Youth Institute: April 24, 2017
At this exciting day-long event, participating high school students with have the following opportunities:
*12th grade students are not eligible to advance to the Global Youth Institute, but can still receive the scholarship, network, experience the IYI, and apply for the USDA Wallace Carver Fellowship.
To participate in the Iowa Youth Institute, students research a global issue and write a three- to five-page paper under the supervision of a teacher mentor (using the downloadable guidelines above). To participate:
Students in grades 8th to 12th grade are eligible to attend the IYI. However, 12th grade students are ineligible to advance to the Global Youth Institute, but can still receive the scholarship, experience the IYI, and apply for the USDA Wallace Carver Fellowship. Special accommodations for other students may be made upon request.
Lunch and program expenses at the Iowa Youth Institute are covered by the World Food Prize Foundation and Iowa State University for participating student delegates and their teacher mentors.
Student and teacher participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the event at Iowa State University.
|Click here to see photos from the 2015 Iowa Youth Institute!
Click here and here to see photos from the 2014 Iowa Youth Institute.
Click here to see photos from the 2013 Iowa Youth Institute.
Click here to see photos from the 2012 Iowa Youth Institute.
For more information on how to participate in the Iowa Youth Institute, contact the World Food Prize Director of Iowa Education Programs, Kelsey Tyrrell at email@example.com or 515.245.3702.
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As of 2015, we have 53% of high schools across Iowa actively participating in the Iowa Youth Institute. Last year at the 2015 Iowa Youth Institute we had 251 students from 123 high schools attend the event. Below is a map of all of the schools that have participated in the past 5 years, they have a dark green dot. Schools that have not participated have a gray dot.
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Since 1994, over 1,000 Iowa high school students and 400 teachers from 200 high schools across the state have participated in the Global Youth Institute.
In addition, more than 200 Iowa high school students have traveled to Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East through the Borlaug-Ruan International Internship program to work alongside renowned scientists at leading research centers.