Microsoft announces YouthSpark grants to 100 nonprofit partners in 55 countries

Microsoft YouthSpark

Microsoft YouthSpark is a global initiative to increase access for all youth to learn computer science, empowering them to achieve more for themselves, their families and their communities. Last year, Microsoft announced $75 million YouthSpark investment to help every young person get the opportunity to learn computing skills and computer science. Yesterday, they announced YouthSpark grants to 100 nonprofit partners in 55 countries.

In turn, our partners will leverage the power and energy of local schools, businesses and community organizations to create new and engaging opportunities for students to explore computer science. These partners will teach students valuable skills to help them prepare for and succeed in jobs that are open today across industries, along with new jobs that will be created. Our partners will build upon the work that Microsoft already has underway, including our commitments to computer science education through programs like Hour of Code with, BBC micro:bit and TEALS.

Later this month, Microsoft is organizing YouthSpark Summit that will bring together some of their local nonprofit partners from around the world where they will learn, discuss, share ideas and develop action plans so that, together with their partners, they can continue to improve and bring better knowledge and expertise to local communities.

Read more about it here.

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