The Ohio Youth Institute at The Ohio State University is designed to build awareness of global poverty and hunger issues through a writing competition. Students in grades 9-11, working under the direction of a teacher-mentor, select a developing country and research a key factor affecting food security.
This progam is part of the Global Youth Institute created by Norman Borlaug, a Nobel Peace Prize winner for his worldwide efforts in food security. Participants to the Ohio Youth Institute are called Borlaug Scholars and through their participation are eligible for scholarship opportunities at OSU's College of Food, Agricultural and Envrionmental Sciences. In addition, selected Ohio Borlaug Scholars and their teachers will receive an expense-paid trip to the World Food Prize and Global Youth Institute in Iowa in October.
The Ohio Youth Institute is held at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on the campus of The Ohio State University. For more information, visit: http://www.worldfoodprize.org/en/youth_programs/global_youth_institute/ohio/