The WFPF Virtual Youth Institute is a virtual experience hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation where high school students across the world engage with leaders and experts on critical global challenges, participate in activities, and explore exciting ways to make a difference in their own communities and around the world.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED PLEASE CHECK BACK IN NOVEMEBR TO REGISTER FOR THE 2024 WFPF VIRTUAL YOUTH INSTITUTE
At this exciting event, participating high school students have the opportunity to:
Present research and recommendations on ways to solve key global challenges in a short speech and small group discussions with global food security experts;
Connect with other student leaders to share ideas, identify solutions to these problems and build lasting friendships;
Explore the issues, current research and opportunities to make a difference in the world; and
Interact with global leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs in Maryland working to end hunger and poverty and improve food security around the world.
Papers will be evaluated by The World Food Prize Board of Reviewers. This distinguished group of educators and experts was established to mentor and personally encourage students. Reviewers write thoughtful, personalized feedback to each student who participates in the Youth Institute.
To participate in the WFPF Virtual Youth Institute, high school students research a global issue and write a paper under the supervision of a teacher or mentor (using the downloadable guideline above and resources below).
Click the link to view a Global Challenge Sample Paper
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Click the link and you will find topic definitions, solution examples and suggested resources
to help get you started in your research
Join us for virtual office hours to ask WFPF Staff questions about your Global Challenge Paper or Roundtable Presentation.
Ninth through twelfth grade students in the 2023/24 school year are eligible to apply
Registration are due by April 20, 2024 if attending May 3rd and May 17, 2024 if attending June 7.
Note: Registration and paper submission forms are now live!
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