Two AHS Students Attend Annual Global Youth Institute
AHS students Sharon Mamuya and Connor Grau
were among 200 high school students from around
the world selected to attend the 24th Annual
Global Youth Institute in Des Moines.
ANKENY, Iowa (November 6, 2017) - AHS students Sharon Mamuya and Connor Grau were among 200 high school students from 27 states and territories and nine countries selected to attend the 24th Annual Global Youth Institute in Des Moines. Mamuya and Grau engaged with global leaders in science, policy, and industry to discuss the world’s most pressing challenges in hunger and poverty during the prestigious three-day conference.
In order to participate in the program, students research and write a paper on a topic affecting food security in a developing country and provide recommendations on how to better the lives of a typical family in the country. Once accepted, students are invited to attend the conference and engage in hands-on activities and service-learning projects that allow them to reflect on their unique role in addressing challenges related to agriculture, policy, science, industry, and hunger relief efforts both in the U.S. and abroad.
The Global Youth Institute is held in conjunction with the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium, which annually gathers the world's foremost leaders and thinkers in global food security. Students present and discuss their innovative ideas to combat hunger with World Food Prize Laureates, international experts, and peers from more than 60 countries.
At the Global Youth Institute, Mamuya and Grau interacted with young leaders from around the U.S. as well as nine other countries including Canada, China, Bangladesh, Brazil, Ghana, Kosovo, Mexico, Pakistan, and Philippines.
High school educators and students interested in participating in the 2018 Global Youth Institute can visit their website for more information.