This Italian entrepreneur turned his love for the environment into a plan to clean
up his community.
This high school student discovered her love of programming and is now passing it
on to her peers.
Local Language Program
This Welsh university student is using Microsoft language technology to help revitalize
his mother tongue.
This Korean Imagine Cup winner is now CEO of a tech solutions startup that aims
to solve real world problems.
Intensive business and skills training helped this young woodworker devise a plan
to become an entrepreneur.
Skills training led this young Chicagoan from his job as a grocery store clerk to
a corporate career in IT.
YouthSpark Advisor, Microsoft Research
This Canadian university student discovered her love of programming as a teen and
is now passing it on to other young girls.
This Italian entrepreneur went from student to CEO when he united with other young
people to create a popular gaming company.
We Day, YouthSpark Reporter
This young photographer is finding ways to blend technology and journalism with
her commitment to helping others.
Challenge for Change winners
Challenge for Change
Christina, Brian, Meghan, Adam, and Sneha journeyed to Kenya to learn how innovation
can solve local and global issues.
Imagine Cup Grants
These Ugandan university students won an Imagine Cup Grant for their device to improve
Ranjeet traveled miles to take technology classes and now supports his family with
the income from his own mobile repair shop in India.
YouthSpark on GlobalGiving
Crowd funding helped this South Central Los Angeles youth get one step closer to
realizing her dreams.
Team Quad Squad
Ukrainian students Valeriy, Maxim, Anton, and Anton invented gloves that turn sign
language into spoken word.
Rural Chinese youth Yutiao traveled far to take free computer-skills classes in
Beijing so she could create a better future for herself.
Kodu Kup Winners
Holly, Shauna, and Kayleigh, who attend school in a small Welsh village, created
a game that won the United Kingdom Kodu Kup.
From the slums of Kenya, to being named the most accomplished student in her university’s
graduating class, technology changed Mary’s life.
This Seattle high school student discovered her love of programming during a zero
period computer science class.
This Malaysian entrepreneur united with other young business people to create a
company that builds homes for villagers who are poor.
This 14-year-old tech genius has his own website, built several phone apps, and
shared the stage with the German chancellor at a tech conference.
Microsoft engineers are teaching young people around the United States how to code.
Read how computer science changed this Kentuckian’s life.
da Silva Batista
Living on $50 a month, rural Brazilian Josinaldo found new opportunity for himself
and his family through a tech skills and training program.
This 14-year-old Canadian is an avid researcher who is passionate about science
and has already developed a prototype for an antibiotic.
This 22-year-old from Tokyo received mentoring from Microsoft and is building a
social networking app for Windows Phone.
Muriel was a high school dropout until she went through intense web development
training and landed a job at Microsoft France.
This South Chicago native turned his love for fashion design and entrepreneurism
into a budding career.
Microsoft Student Partners
Basem organized a TEDx event at which young people were able to share ideas about
how technology could aid in re-building Egypt.
Microsoft Internship Program
Sixteen young people from Basque Country gained professional experience abroad as
paid interns in Microsoft offices throughout Europe.
This high school senior in Chicago is inspiring other young women to apply their
talents to technology and science.