Florida Youth Institute Summer Program Seeking Applicants for 2017
The Florida Youth Institute (FYI) is a one-week residential summer program being offered July 9-14, 2017 and July 16-21, 2017 for up to 25 selected students per session. Students may attend only one session. Applicants must be entering their junior or senior year. FYI will expose students to issues in agriculture, life science, and natural resources to stimulate interest in and an appreciation for the range of college majors and career opportunities available in these areas. The program cost is $350 for each participant, and funding assistance may be available. This program is sponsored by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Florida, in partnership with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and The World Food Prize.
FYI participants will:
- Participate in a variety of engaging lessons and demonstrations.
- Experience indoor and outdoor laboratories and campus facilities.
- Engage with faculty, staff and current CALS students.
- Meet with UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Dean Dr. Elaine Turner and Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam.
- Examine issues in agriculture, life science, and natural resources.
- Reflect on worldwide challenges such as food security.
- Experience one week in a campus residence hall.
Applicants should be motivated, mature students who are interested in issues that affect Florida's future. Applicants should complete an application and teacher endorsement forms by the deadline of Friday, March 17. For questions or more information, please contact us at email@example.com.