Who can be a mentor? 

  • Teachers or Staff at the student's school
  • Guardians/Family members
  • Tutors 
  • Coaches
  • Community members
  • Anyone who is a trusted adult over 18 years old 

Share the MNYI! 

Teachers and Mentors are welcome to share any documents released by the MNYI to promote the event, such as the flyer (great for newsletters!) and Global Challenge Packet. Use the MNYI 2021 Media Kit to find formatted blurbs, important links, and photos to begin spreading the word! 

Research Paper Resources

Video file
MNYI Writing Webinar covering the basic structure of the paper and notes for students to consider when researching

MNYI Event 2021

The Minnesota Youth Institute event will be held virtually on May 17, 2021. 

At the event, students will present their research paper findings to experts in small roundtable dsicussions. Each student will have three minutes to present their solution followed by three minutes of Q&A. Each group will usually have 5-7 students and 2-3 experts. This is an opportunity for students to share their ideas with experts from across the state, learn from their peers, network, and have a great time! The MNYI 2020 agenda can be referenced to provide an idea of what happens at this half-day event.

Video file

Teacher/Mentor Registration


Students Outside Main

Student and Teacher resources from CFANS and the World Food Prize/Global Youth Institute.

Educator Opportunities

MNYI Flags

Global Guides Program for Educators | 7-month professional development program for educators that includes access to the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium, resources to advance project-based learning, and more!