The World Food Prize Foundation

State Youth Institutes

Each year, the World Food Prize State Youth Institutes convene high school students, teachers and hunger fighters for a one-day symposium on local, national and global hunger and food insecurity issues. To apply to the Institute, students write a research paper on a global issue related to hunger and food insecurity. Registration for the event is free and each high school in the state is guaranteed two spots in the Global Youth Institute. Currently 20 states hold individual State Youth Institutes, at which students can be selected to represent their state for the Global Youth Institute. Students wishing to participate in the Global Youth Institute who do not live in a state with an SYI can still apply at-large.

SELECT YOUR STATE for information on how you can get involved!


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Guam Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland
Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico
New York North Carolina North Dakota Northern Marianas Islands Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Puerto Rico Rhode Island South Carolina
South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia U.S. Virgin Islands Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming




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