Close to home, The Mathile Institute focuses on inspiring young people to become Hunger Fighters® committed to understanding and working to eliminate world hunger. To facilitate understanding and inspire action, the Institute provides free classroom materials including a video, activity and discussion guides, and a series of case studies. More recently the Institute expanded outreach efforts with the innovative new Revolution Hunger program.
To educate and empower teens to have an impact on world hunger, the Institute launched the groundbreaking Revolution Hunger initiative in 2011. Combining an extensive online experience and ongoing community outreach, Revolution Hunger challenges teens to learn about hunger, take action to fight it, and make a lasting commitment to continue these efforts as lifelong Hunger Fighters.
Revolution Hunger is piloting in three U.S. cities through mid-2012 to collect data to inform a nationwide launch. In addition, the program structure is based on extensive research on how to empower teens. Specifically, teens are looking for a positive message, a clear and meaningful way to contribute, and recognition for their efforts.
The Institute has worked with YouthNoise/Link Media to support youth engagement activities in the three pilot cities. Outreach efforts include forging collaborations with local governments, schools, faith communities, and other organizations to identify and inspire potential Hunger Fighters on a national level. The Institute is also affiliated with the World Food Prize Youth Institute.