First U.S. We Day Inspires 15,000 Youth to Change the World

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.