Microsoft YouthSpark

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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Preparing Today's Kids for Tomorrow's Jobs
Posted by Brad SmithMicrosoft General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs This morning marked an important milestone in our work to improve the quality of education in Washington State.  A number of us came together for the official launch of Washington STEM (Science,...
Mar 7, 2011 5:00 PM ET
Inspired by Crowdsourcing, Imagine Cup Solve This Enables Students to Help IGOs, NGOs and Nonprofits
Today, Microsoft launched Imagine Cup Solve This, a new program to provide inspiration for students looking to help solve the world’s toughest problems through technology. IGOs, NGOs and non-profits will now be able to crowd-source ideas from brilliant and passionate students competing in the Microsoft’s global tech competition...
Nov 22, 2010 12:45 PM ET
CGI: Accelerating 21st Century Education in Kenya
Last year at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), Cisco, Intel, Microsoft, the Government of Kenya and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a collaborative project focused on improving education in up to 60 primary and secondary schools in Kenya. This was an incredible announcement for a number of reasons, including the fact that students and teachers in that region...
Sep 24, 2010 2:05 PM ET
CGI: Teachers are the key to providing children with quality education
In 2008, we announced a commitment at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) to train 10 million teachers by 2015. We undertook this goal, because we believe that every child has the right to a quality education. Throughout the course of a child’s education, there is perhaps no more important influence than the teachers that guide, nurture, and inspire learning. Strong teacher education...
Sep 23, 2010 1:55 PM ET
CGI: Helping Girls in Kenya to Give Back
Imagine you are a disadvantaged girl in Kenya, categorized as coming from the bottom of the economic pyramid. Imagine you grew up sleeping in a hut made from mud and dung, and next to you, in another hut your grandparents kept a cow, some chickens and maybe a goat. Imagine that you lost both parents, within a 12-month period, when you were just five. Nobody talked about how or why they passed...
Sep 22, 2010 5:10 PM ET

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