The Pennsylvania Youth Institute (PYI), a part of the World Food Prize Foundation Programming, was first offered in 2017. PYI engages high school students in global thinking to address food insecurity. Aligned with the mission of the PA School for Excellence in the Agricultural Sciences (PSEAS) program, the institute showcases student research related to factors impacting and solutions for food insecurity.

2019 Borlaug Scholars

2019 Borlaug Scholars

Each year, the World Food Prize Youth Institutes convene high school students, teachers, and experts to explore and solve local, national and global hunger and food security issues. To apply to the Institute, students research and write a paper on a global challenge related to hunger and food insecurity. Registration for the event is free. Currently, 24 U.S. states, and The Netherlands and Honduras host Youth Institutes, at which students can be selected to be a delegate to the Global Youth Institute.

Program Dates

Program Date: July 16, 2021 Check-in: 8:30 a.m. Program: 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Schedule TBA


Students choose a country that is not their own, learn about the country, people, and a factor related to food insecurity in that country and brainstorm viable solutions for food security.