Meet this year’s YouthSpark Challenge for Change winners

This year’s YouthSpark Challenge for Change winners, announced Thursday, are an impressive bunch hailing from around the world. Their projects seek to expand science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to underrepresented groups, promote the power of storytelling and broaden the horizons of others with e-learning.

Microsoft’s YouthSpark Challenge for Change is part of the company’s YouthSpark initiative, a global effort to create opportunities for 300 million young people by 2015. The contest, open to students ages 18-25, asked for ideas to ignite global social good.

Winners will receive a volunteer travel experience in the Amazon in South America to learn about social change, $2,500 to kick-start their projects and a Microsoft technology bundle including Windows Phone 8, Xbox One and Surface 2 with Office 365 University.

Meet the 2014 winners and learn about their supersized ambitions to spark change.

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· Microsoft’s 2013 YouthSpark Challenge for Change winners: Where are they now?
· YouthSpark Connections event in New York City highlights education gap
· Microsoft YouthSpark Hub

Aimee Riordan
Microsoft News Center