Microsoft’s Ambitious YouthSpark Program Could Change the World
Forget donating technology or throwing money at philanthropic programs. One of the leading technology companies is rolling out yet another corporate social responsibility program on a global scale. Microsoft’s YouthSpark program could become one of the great skills and job training successes of this decade. With its $500 million dedicated to boost the skills of up to 300 million youths worldwide, young people across the world who are disengaged because of a sluggish global economy could find some hope. Whether they use Skype In The Classroom, leverage Microsoft’s suite of developer and programming tools or find ways to link up with entrepreneurs, investors or mentors, YouthSpark is picking up where other institutions are failing. Read the entire article, one of my latest this week on Guardian Sustainable Business. Image courtesy Microsoft YouthSpark.