Through strategic partnerships with nonprofit organizations, YouthSpark will reach
hundreds of millions of youth. Microsoft Executive Vice President Brad Smith celebrates
the global launch of YouthSpark with our City Year partners.
Participants in Microsoft YouthSpark's Innovate for Good Brazil use Gorilla Glass to imagine how they can help solve pressing
problems in their communities.
At the launch of YouthSpark Canada, Laureen Harper, wife of the Prime Minister of
Canada, looks on as a young woman demonstrates Microsoft Surface.
Ireland Prime Minister Enda Kenny marks the launch of Microsoft Ireland's YouthSpark
program, a €6 million investment in Ireland's youth.
At the Microsoft YouthSpark launch in Thailand, an Innovate for Good social entrepreneur
workshop introduces Thai youth to technologies that will help them spark change.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer visits UK Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing
Street to launch Microsoft YouthSpark's Get On program.
At the launch of Microsoft YouthSpark Japan, the Windows in the Classroom program enables students to use
Surface to enhance and demonstrate their learning.
A volunteer from the Microsoft YouthSpark
TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) program teaches computer
science to high school students.
A Microsoft employee teaches online safety to schoolchildren in Rotselaar, Belgium.
Lori Harnick, Microsoft's General Manager of Citizenship and Public affairs, announces
the YouthSpark initiative in China.
College students on
Microsoft Imagine Cup Team Cipher256 from Uganda celebrate their winning
mobile application that helps expectant mothers.
Young people from Microsoft YouthSpark nonprofit partner Year Up perform a flashmob
in central Seattle, drawing attention to the opportunity divide facing young people.
In France, Microsoft YouthSpark partners with the Dream and Achieve program (Rêve et Réalise), supporting
youth ages 16 to 25 in their efforts to become social entrepreneurs.
As part of our Partners in Learning program, the Microsoft campus in France
developed an immersive classroom. Teachers bring their classes to experience hands-on
learning through Microsoft technologies like Gorilla Glass.
At the immersive classroom on the Microsoft France campus, students use Kodu, a simple visual programming language that lets children
create games for PCs and XBox.
Young women dive into science, technology, engineering, and math at the DigiGirlz High Tech Camp, a YouthSpark summer program at
the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington, that introduces girls to career pathways
in these fields.
An Imagine Cup team of
college students in Russia brainstorms about how they will use technology to solve
some of the world's toughest problems.
Microsoft's Shape the Future program in the UK aims to put a personal
computing device in the hands of every student in the country.
Through strategic nonprofit partnerships in India, Microsoft YouthSpark empowers
women with IT skills that lead to employment opportunities.
Julia Tollin of Microsoft YouthSpark nonprofit partner Junior Achievement Sweden energizes a group of youth from
across four Nordic countries. At this Innovate for Good event, youth developed their
creative, world-changing visions into viable social ventures.
At the launch of YouthSpark Bulgaria, a student uses Microsoft Xbox Kinect to demonstrate gesture-based learning
to Vice President of the European Commission Neelie Kroes.
A young Ukrainian entrepreneur from a winning
Imagine Cup team travels to Silicon Valley to demonstrate gloves that translate
sign language into speech.
Through YouthSpark, Microsoft Windows, and the Chip In campaign, student interns
with Year Up Chicago received
Chart-topping hip hop artist Macklemore celebrates We Day Seattle, an event sponsored by Microsoft YouthSpark
to encourage 15,000 youth to make positive change.
Microsoft YouthSpark reporters document We Day Seattle and take the stage to speak to 15,000 young
people about what inspires them to be a part of building better futures for all.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer visited Italy to meet with customers, partners and employees
while taking stock of the results achieved and the opportunities created in Italy
through the YouthSpark program. During 2013 about 25,000 young Italians have been
trained through YouthSpark's various initiatives and more than 500,000 Italian youth
joined Microsoft YouthSpark.