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Empower Youth to Change the World

by GOOD Partner

January 24, 2013


This is a sponsored message from Microsoft

For youth to change the world, sometimes all they need is an opportunity from someone who believes in them. This is where Give for Youth, a Microsoft YouthSpark program in partnership with GlobalGiving, comes in.

Microsoft YouthSpark is the company’s initiative to create opportunities for 300 million youth over the next three years. As part of this initiative, the Give for Youth program allows donors to find, fund and follow specific youth-targeted microprojects. The microfunding platform aims to directly empower youth through education, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.

So far, 1,055 donors have raised $541,270 for 391 projects on Give for Youth, ranging from clean drinking water for girls in India to teaching entrepreneurism to a class of Tampa teens. 

You can support youth through Microsoft YouthSpark in three easy ways:

  • Know a nonprofit doing great work with youth?  Nominate them in the GOOD Maker Challenge for their chance to crowdfund on Give for Youth.  Twenty U.S.-based organizations, selected by public voting, will be featured on the site.
  • Find a project you love on Give for Youth and fund it. Whether your passion is helping orphaned children get access to education or supporting the aspirations of budding tech entrepreneurs, even a small donation can make a big impact. 
  • Spread the word about Microsoft YouthSpark. Microsoft has a multitude of tools and resources to empower youth to change their world.  Learn more here.
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