How to Participate

All Minnesota students in grades 9-12  (public, private, charter, and home-schooled) are eligible to participate in the Minnesota Youth Institute program.

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  1. Contact us at letting us know of your interest

  2. Research and write a 3-5 page paper solution based on your choice of a critical global challenge in a specified country

  3. Submit your paper to a mentor and improve your paper as necessary

  4. Upload your final paper before April 10

  5. Attend MNYI at the St. Paul campus of the U of M on May 21

Six students and their teachers will be selected to participate at Global Youth Institute and World Food Prize in October.


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