Registration opens for the New York Youth Institute 2022


High school students in New York State can now apply for the 2022 New York Youth Institute, an educational program dedicated to solving the greatest challenges facing people and the planet in the 21st century.

Combining the strengths of Cornell University and the World Food Prize, the New York Youth Institute prepares next generation leaders in global development, agriculture, nutrition and technology. The program allows students to research issues that interest them, bring innovative ideas to Cornell experts, and explore exciting ways to make a difference in New York City and around the world.

The 2022 event will take place on March 25 at the Cornell campus. Registration and paper submissions should be sent by February 21, 2022. To begin, students must complete the online registration form.

“We are delighted to welcome the high school students back to Cornell after two years of running the event online due to the pandemic restrictions,” said Polly Endreny Holmberg, training program coordinator in the Department of Development. global. “The students of the New York Youth Institute are future innovators who will solve great global challenges in New York and around the world.”

To participate, students must identify a mentor, write an article on one of twenty topics ranging from human rights and conflict to sustainable agriculture and water scarcity, and receive input from the committee. evaluation of the World Food Prize. Students then attend the NYYI event in person at Cornell where they present their research and policy recommendations, connect with other students from across the state, and interact with the Cornell community for a day of learning.

In addition to their membership in the New York Youth Institute, high school students become prestigious Borlaug Fellows of the World Food Prize, with the opportunity to participate in the Global Youth Institute, Borlaug-Ruan International Internships, and USDA Wallace-Carver Fellowships.

To learn more about the New York Youth Institute, visit the program’s website or contact Polly Enreny Holmberg.


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