First U.S. We Day Inspires 15,000 Youth to Change the World
March 27, 2013
Microsoft helps bring We Day to Seattle’s KeyArena as part of its YouthSpark initiative to create opportunities for youth.

REDMOND, Wash. — March 27, 2013 — Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer joined the We Day stage, along with Free The Children co-founders Marc and Craig Kielburger; award-winning musicians Macklemore, Jennifer Hudson and Nelly Furtado; social activists Mia Farrow, Magic Johnson, Martin Luther King III and Martin Sheen; and other inspiring activists, to help 15,000 local youth celebrate their passion for making a difference.

The support springs from the company’s YouthSpark initiative launched in September 2012, which aims to create opportunities for 300 million young people around the world over the next three years. Kids attending We Day Seattle explored how they can make a difference by turning their passions and talents into social action. In fact, every young person in attendance made a commitment to contribute their time to one local and one global social action project through We Act.

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YouthSpark ambassadors make their way to their seats for the beginning of We Day with Microsoft Surface devices in hand. Microsoft equipped 27 YouthSpark ambassadors — selected from local schools participating in the We Act program — with a Microsoft Surface device so they could tweet and share their experience at We Day with classmates, friends, family and others tuning in from around the world.
YouthSpark Ambassadors Share Their Experiences at We Day
March 27, 2013
YouthSpark ambassadors make their way to their seats for the beginning of We Day with Microsoft Surface devices in hand. Microsoft equipped 27 YouthSpark ambassadors — selected from local schools participating in the We Act program — with a Microsoft Surface device so they could tweet and share their experience at We Day with classmates, friends, family and others tuning in from around the world.
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