Send local students to the World Food Prize for amazing opportunities

The World Food Prize New York Youth Institute


“Life Changing Opportunities to Inspire Young Leaders”

The World Food Prize New York Youth Institute is at a critical point of ensuring the future funding of this educational and career development program. New York is an agricultural state and our students have good ideas about the future of our food supply and ways to combat world hunger.

Cornell University and the World Food Prize provide New York high school students with unique opportunities to explore global issues and STEM fields, inspiring the next generation of leaders in the fight against hunger.  The New York Youth Institute encourages high school students to address contemporary and future problems in food production and supply through their research.   A teacher serves as a mentor to help develop students’ research and public speaking skills. Students write an essay and make a presentation for review by experts in the food industries and international development.  Any New York student in the 9th-12th grade may participate in this one day program at Cornell University in September.


Students who have participated in the NYYI have gone on to do amazing things. Alyssa Pritts along with other New York Youth Institute students, Alden Morris and Cynthia Ulbing, were featured in a Cornell Chronicle article titled “Optimists Tackle Food Security” and they also participated in a panel discussion on Cornell Cast. Another student from NYYI was featured in a Cornell news article titled “NYC 4-H’er and local students present at World Food Prize Symposium“. You can also read more about the other Hunger Fighters here.

By donating to this campaign, you can ensure that the New York Youth Institute can continue to provide meaningful opportunities for the next generation of student leaders. 

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