Don’t miss the New York Youth Institute at Cornell University – March 31 – April 1, 2017!

At this exciting two day-long event, participating high school students have the opportunity to:

  • Present research and recommendations on how to solve key global challenges in a short speech and small group discussions with local experts;
  • Connect with other student leaders from across New York to share ideas, identify solutions to these problems and build lasting friendships;
  • Interact with global leaders in science, industry and policy;
  • Take part in educational sessions and interactive tours at Cornell University to explore current research and issues in international development and life sciences; and
  • Meet innovative¬†researchers, professors and college students in New York working to end hunger and poverty and improve food¬†security around the world.

To participate in the New York Youth Institute, students research a global issue and write a two-three page paper under the supervision of a teacher mentor (using the downloadable guidelines above). Each school must register and submit each student’s paper online no later than March 1, 2017. Ninth through Twelfth grade students in the 2016/17 are eligible to apply.

For more information on how to participate in the New York Youth Institute, contact the State Coordinator Francine Jasper at or at (607) 255-1907.