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Microsoft YouthSpark

Since 2012, Microsoft YouthSpark has created new opportunities for more than 300 million youth around the world, offering technology skills training and connections to employment, entrepreneurship and continued education or training. Today, Microsoft YouthSpark creates opportunities for youth to learn computer science. Check out the YouthSpark Hub to learn more.

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Inspiring Girls to Stay in STEM and #MakeWhatsNext
As a new college graduate, my first job was to speak at high schools across the U.S. to inspire students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. As part of this program, called “Previews of Progress,” I demonstrated “new” technologies in areas like lasers, turbine engines...
Mar 7, 2017 4:20 PM ET
Microsoft Announces YouthSpark Grants to 100 Nonprofit Partners in 55 Countries
Sometimes all it takes is a spark: that one class, that one teacher, that one project which makes a difference. It can change the lives of young students who may have had little opportunity to excel, or perhaps even to complete high school, to enable them to become successful engineers, entrepreneurs or computer scientists. This is the inspiration behind our global YouthSpark initiative....
Apr 20, 2016 2:30 PM ET
Giving All Students a Chance to Create the Future
Today, I am thrilled to stand with Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo as she leads an initiative to bring computer science education to every public K–12 school across Rhode Island. The governor’s focus on computer science provides Microsoft Philanthropies with a great opportunity to partner in helping to achieve our own mission to...
Mar 22, 2016 2:30 PM ET
It’s Time for More Girls to #MakeWhatsNext
Yvonne Brill invented satellite propulsion. Sarah Mather developed the underwater telescope. Ada Lovelace created the first computer algorithm. They were all women inventors, two words that many people don’t put together in a sentence very often. On March 8, International Women’s Day, it’s not only right to remember these and other female heroes, it’s just as important to encourage...
Mar 21, 2016 7:00 PM ET
Microsoft and team up to bring ‘Minecraft’ to Hour of Code
REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 18, 2015 /3BL Media/ — Microsoft Corp., Mojang AB, and on Monday unveiled a “Minecraft” coding tutorial for students and educators, created especially for the third-annual Hour of Code, a campaign to broaden global participation in computer science, held during Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 7–13. The new tutorial, now available at ...
Nov 18, 2015 12:00 PM ET