Welcome to the New York Youth Institute of the World Food Prize! Since 2009, we have been offering New York State high school students the opportunity to engage with cutting-edge science, groundbreaking policy, and the most pressing issues pertaining to global food security.


During the two-day symposium held at Cornell University in Ithaca, delegates build skills in critical thinking and public speaking, meanwhile cultivating a network of like-minded peers and experts from across New York and the world.

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At the Institute, students and teachers alike are encouraged to innovate and expand their worldview. Want to bring this opportunity to your classroom? Learn how.

Registration for the 2017 NYYI is now closed, but you can get the latest updates, news, and Institute details by following our Twitter account, @nextnormNY.