Microsoft today announced Council for Digital Good, a one-year pilot program for youths ages 13 to 17 in the US to help lay the groundwork for a new approach to online interactions. Microsoft has now started accepting applications for this program. Selected council members will be invited to Microsoft Campus in Redmond for a two-day trip in early August. The 2017/2018 “Council for Digital Good” will select a small pool of applicants to continue to a phone interview, and 12-15 youth will be selected for the final Council to be announced in the spring.
In addition to some basic information, the application calls for either essay or video responses to questions about life online, expectations for their council experience, and about Microsoft generally.