BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Research a global challenge. Build leadership skills and gain professional experience. Qualify for internships. Does any of this sound of interest? Then explore the World Food Prize Michigan Youth Institute.
The World Food Prize Michigan Youth Institute is an experience where youth (grades 8-12) explore critical global challenges and exciting ways to make a difference here, and around the world! The World Food Prize Michigan Youth Institute (WFPMIYI) is a one-day event where youth in grades 8-12 present their own research and recommendations on how to solve key global challenges in a short speech and small group discussions with other youth and Michigan State University (MSU) faculty, staff and students. Students participate in tours on MSU’s campus in East Lansing to learn how Spartans are helping to solve critical challenges related to food and hunger here in Michigan, and around the world. This year’s Institute takes place May 7 in East Lansing, Michigan.
The highest performing students at the World Food Prize Michigan Youth Institute are selected to serve as Michigan’s delegates to the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute in Des Moines, IA in October 2020. More information about the Michigan Youth Institute and guidelines for writing a paper are available at: https://www.canr.msu.edu/wfpmiyi/. Registration and paper submission for the World Food Prize Michigan Youth Institute are due April 1, 2020 at https://www.canr.msu.edu/events/2020-world-food-prize-michigan-youth-institute.
If you have questions, contact either of the Michigan Youth Institute coordinators: Brian Wibby – firstname.lastname@example.org – (906) 251-1417 or Deb Barrett – email@example.com – (269) 240-1986. MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status.
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