May 14, 2014
Microsoft YouthSpark summer programs include free camps, classes for the kids

Starting June 2, Microsoft will kick off summer break with free YouthSpark Summer Camps at local Microsoft retail stores. Camps include Smart Game Coding and Smart Game Designing where students will learn how to build, publish and bring mobile games to life; Smart Movie Making and Smart Photo Taking offers students a chance to produce and design movies and images.

May 1, 2014
Meet this year’s YouthSpark Challenge for Change winners

This year’s YouthSpark Challenge for Change winners, announced Thursday, are an impressive bunch hailing from around the world. Their projects seek to expand science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to underrepresented groups, promote the power of storytelling and broaden the horizons of others with e-learning.

April 8, 2014
Judges announced for Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change

Judges include Romanus Berg, chief information officer, Ashoka; Adam Braun, founder, Pencils of Promise; Jennifer Corriero, executive director, TakingITGlobal; and Ben Goldhirsh, co-founder and CEO, GOOD. The judges will select 20 finalists, to be announced April 15, with the most promising ideas moving to the next phase of the Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change competition.