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Microsoft is partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to allow youth to learn computer science, empowering them to achieve more for themselves, their families and their communities.
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For nearly two decades, Microsoft has worked with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to provide young people with online and computing resources. Over that time, Microsoft has donated more than $150 million worth of software, cloud services, cash grants and employee volunteer matching time to both BGCA and local Clubs. This support has helped local Clubs build technology centers, allowed BGCA to develop its first technology program and create MyClubMyLife.com and the Digital Arts Suite. Microsoft’s generosity has impacted Club members everywhere, allowing them to become more tech savvy.

Today, Microsoft's technology-driven efforts include:

  • Computer Science Education Pathway – To drive great futures for America’s youth, Microsoft is assisting in the creation of educational resources designed to help kids learn basic computational thinking as well as advanced coding, game design and application development. Youth earn digital badges for computer science skills and accomplishments. In addition, nationally accredited trainers help Club staff learn the skills to administer the program.
  • Digital Youth Development Initiative – Microsoft is contributing to BGCA’s Digital Youth Development Initiative by bringing cloud services like Azure and Power BI to Clubs to transform their IT infrastructure and build a new, interactive online experience for kids and teens. Microsoft is also helping BGCA rebuild their back-end technology infrastructure to deliver a smoother user experience for Club members accessing the My.Future platform.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Through YouthSpark, Microsoft focuses on young people’s access to computer science education so they can learn this fundamental skill and develop the computational-thinking and problem-solving abilities that are critical for their successful future. Learn more about Microsoft’s efforts to bring CS education to all youth by visiting: https://www.microsoft.com/about/philanthropies/youthspark/youthsparkhub/

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