Tuesday, March 10, 2015

YouthSpark Challenge for Change

Microsoft runs all sorts of competitions. Recently I read about the YouthSpark Challenge for Change. Since it is no open to 13 to 17 year olds (aka high school students) I thought  I would post information about it here.


Calling all students and young adults! Are you active in your local community or concerned about national issues? Microsoft’s third annual YouthSpark Challenge for Change is inviting youth aged 13-25 around the world to share their ideas for sparking change in their communities, schools, college campuses, or the world. Microsoft YouthSpark is part of Microsoft’s commitment to create education, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for young people around the world.

What could I win?

Microsoft is awarding exciting prizes to help you do more good. And, this year, the Challenge has been extended to 13 to 17 year olds! 15 finalists from each age group (13-17 and 18-25) will win a Surface Pro 3 with Office 365*.

5 grand prize winners from each age group will win:

An amazing leadership-development trip to Nicaragua to learn about creating change

$2,500 cash to help turn their ideas into a reality

A Windows Phone*

The opportunity to serve as a YouthSpark Advocate.

I found this thanks to a blog post by Aimee Sprung on the Microsoft New England blog - Calling young people with ideas for change — win support to make them a reality More information is available following the links. I have no connection to the competition.

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