Late last year, the folks at Microsoft began a new initiative aimed at providing the world’s young people with greater opportunities for jobs and education.
To do so, the software giant began the YouthSpark program, which intends to create opportunities for 300 million of the world’s young people in the next three years. In a recent post from Microsoft, they discuss the goals of the program and the lessons that those involved have learned throughout the process.
There is an “opportunity gap” for the world’s youth, according to the post, and Microsoft intends to use its titanic resources to help close it. For many young people, especially in urban areas or developing nations, there just is not enough work or affordable education.
With YouthSpark, Microsoft is trying to help. Check out their post to learn more about how.