Florida Youth Institute

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

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The Florida Youth Institute (FYI) is a one-week residential summer science program being offered at the University of Florida July 9-14, 2017 and July 16-21, 2017 for up to 25 selected high school students per session.  Students may attend only one session.  Applicants must be entering their junior or senior year.

During the week, FYI students will learn about and discuss issues pertaining to Florida agriculture, life sciences, and natural resources.  Students will gain an appreciation for the range of college majors and career opportunities available in these areas. 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.

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 dedicated to the future of agriculture and the related sciences.

Interested in applying to the Florida Youth Institute?

Visit our 2017 Program Applications Page

We are no longer accepting applications for this program for the 2017 session.