Minnesota Youth Institute

  • video due December 10, summary due February 10, research paper due April 10
  • What is Minnesota Youth Institute?

Minnesota Youth Institute

The Minnesota Youth Institute (MNYI) engages high school students in solving local and global hunger issues.  This interactive, day-long program brings teens from across the state to the University of Minnesota for an  immersive science experience while connecting with research and industry leaders. MNYI serves as a gateway to the World Food Prize Symposium  and global travel, paid internships and a scholarship to the University of Minnesota.

Why apply?

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Benefits: scholarships, internships, global travel, and more!

How to participate

students participating at mnyi

Research a solution to global hunger and present you solution to local leaders.

Apply now!

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Prepare and submit your introductory video by December 10, 2017. 

Test your knowledge

students at mnyi planting

How well do you know the world countries, population, and more?   

Mentor connection

mentor and student

Connect with mentors at the University of Minnesota, State-wide, and beyond. 

MNYI 2018 Event

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Learn more about the schedule and how to prepare for MNYI 2018.