Mission Possible: Make a Difference on Global Youth Service Day

REDMOND, Wash. — April 6, 2011 — Calling all schools and students: Microsoft Partners in Learning, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), and Youth Service America (YSA) invite you to participate in the 23rd annual Global Youth Service Day, April 15–17, 2011. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to improve your community by playing “InterroBang.”

InterroBang is a social networking game for middle and high school students that encourages their natural energy and inclination to help others. Players compete against other schools and students around the world to make a real difference in their communities, learning 21st century skills like problem solving, creative thinking and collaboration.

Students play at http://www.playinterrobang.com by completing missions that challenge them to help their communities in some way, such as preserving the local environment or volunteering at a senior center. The more their solutions positively affect the real world, the more points they earn.

“InterroBang” features special missions for Global Youth Service Day, which celebrates young people’s contributions in solving the biggest challenges facing their communities, such as childhood hunger, obesity, the environment and disaster preparedness.

For more information on “InterroBang,” watch this video, then get involved, accept your mission and play “InterroBang” today. Good luck!

Who: All students who want to make a difference in their communities

What: Play “InterroBang” and take part in Global Youth Service Day

Where: Visit “InterroBang” at http://www.playinterrobang.com to choose from various volunteer-themed missions

When: Global Youth Service Day is April 15–17, 2011 (but you can volunteer and play “InterroBang” anytime).

“InterroBang” is a Microsoft U.S. Partners in Learning initiative, in partnership with Nuvana, Learn and Serve America – a CNCS program, and ePals. Since November 2010, more than 20,000 students in over 72 countries have submitted thousands of completed missions (known as deeds).

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