A Microsoft initiative preparing young people for the future by making computer science accessible to them.

Basic digital skills are essential for young people growing up in the 21st century. It is also important for regional, national and the global economy to ensure that youth all over the world are equipped with digital literacy. YouthSpark from Microsoft makes computer science accessible to youth who need it the most.

The YouthSpark program supports the development of creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills through providing resources, cash grants and technologies to other programs, nonprofits, educators, governments and businesses. The aim of the program is to increase economic opportunitiy to youth all over the world, closing the gap that currently exists.

150 nonprofit organisations in 60 countries partnered with this program, to support reaching out to young people and engaging them in learning digital skills and computer science. By 2018, YouthSpark has reached more than three million youth worldwide.

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, united-kingdom, Vatican City State, Other
Computer science, Information technology, Software engineering, Technology
Target group
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