Microsoft Corporate Citizenship: YouthSpark

Microsoft Expands Global YouthSpark Initiative

Microsoft expands global YouthSpark initiative to focus on computer science
Sept. 16, 2015
Press release

Microsoft YouthSpark expands youth programs for computer science education
Sept. 16, 2015
Feature story

B-roll: Microsoft expands global YouthSpark initiative to focus on computer science with $75million investment
Sept. 16, 2015
B-roll video

Satya Nadella announces $75 million investment in computer science education
Sept. 17, 2015
B-roll video

Increasing access to computer science for all youth
Sept. 17, 2015
Official Microsoft Blog

Microsoft Software & Systems Academy

Microsoft expands tech training program for active duty service members
July 28, 2014

Microsoft expands program to offer transitioning service members training for tech jobs
July 28, 2014

MSSA B-roll Package
July 28, 2014

Computer Science Education Week

Making important progress on computer science education
Dec. 13, 2013

Computer Science Education Week begins Monday – Join us in an ‘Hour of Code’
Dec. 09, 2013

Join Microsoft in the ‘Hour of Code’ campaign
Oct. 14, 2013

YouthSpark Challenge for Change

YouthSpark Ambassadors Share Social Entrepreneurship Lessons From Kenya
Aug. 22, 2013

YouthSpark Challenge for Change Winners Announced! Five Brilliant Sparks of Social Good
July 02, 2013

Challenge for Change: Meet 20 Finalists and Vote for Your Favorite
June 17, 2013

Have an Idea to Improve Your Community, Campus, or the World? Enter YouthSpark Challenge for Change!
May 01, 2013

YouthSpark Challenge for Change
May 01, 2013

YouthSpark One Year Later

Press release
Office 365 for Nonprofits: Helping Nonprofits Do More Good … Now in More Places!
Sept. 23, 2013

The Future Will Not Wait
Sept. 23, 2013

Global Youth: Turning Opportunity Into Action
Sept. 23, 2013

We Day

Blog Post
From We Day to We Act!
March 28, 2013

To Celebrate Kids Helping Kids Across the Globe, Microsoft Sponsors First U.S. We Day
March 27, 2013

Welcome to Seattle, We Day!
March 27, 2013

First U.S. We Day Inspires 15,000 Youth to Change the World
March 27, 2013

Steve Ballmer: We Day Seattle
March 27, 2013

We Day Seattle Debuts on March 27; Sparks Opportunities for 15,000 Youth in Washington
Oct. 02, 2012

YouthSpark Launch

Microsoft YouthSpark Grants to Encourage Youth to Do Great Things
Sept. 20, 2012

Brad Smith and Steve Ballmer: Microsoft Citizenship YouthSpark Initiative Launch
Sept. 20, 2012

Microsoft Mobilizes to Create Opportunities for 300 Million Youth Around the World
Sept. 20, 2012

Creating Opportunities for 300 Million Young People in the Next Three Years
Sept. 20, 2012

Microsoft YouthSpark: A new chapter in Citizenship at Microsoft
Sept. 20, 2012

Imagine Cup Grants

Another Year of Innovation – Imagine Cup Grant Winners Announced
Dec. 04, 2013

Student Startup Aims to Prevent Traffic Jams
Dec. 04, 2012

Microsoft Awards Imagine Cup Grants to Jumpstart Student Startups That Address Social Issues
Dec. 04, 2012

Imagine Cup Grants – supporting social innovation by young entrepreneurs
Dec. 04, 2012

Giving Tuesday

How many people does it take to make a difference? Just one. That person can be you…
Dec. 03, 2013

How Many People Does it Take to Make an Impact?
Nov. 13, 2013

Let the Giving Begin! Microsoft’s #GivingTuesday 1:1 Match is Live
Nov. 27, 2012

Giving Back: A New Post-Thanksgiving Tradition
Nov. 15, 2012

Opportunity for Action

Opportunity for Action Brief
March 27, 2012
(.pdf file, 135 KB)

Opportunity for Action Report
March 27, 2012
(.pdf file, 581 KB)

Opportunity for Action Video (.wmv download)
March 27, 2012
A video tells the story of global youth and the opportunity divide, while highlighting findings from the International Youth Foundation’s Opportunity for Action report.