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By Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Microsoft
There are 1.2 billion young people on our planet today – more than ever before and the numbers continue to grow with projections of 1.5 billion young people by 2035. Many of them are doing amazing things. They are innovating, they are inspiring and they are driving real impact.
Our goal is simple. Create a global movement for young people that enable them to:
These events and the Innovate4Good @Microsoft community are just a start.
We must actively enable young people to overcome unique issues that no other generation has faced. The private, public and nonprofits sectors must come together to help youth cross the emerging opportunity divide between those who have the skills, education and opportunities to succeed and those who don’t.
At Microsoft, we are creating a new set of programs, partnerships and resources, all focused on helping youth realize their opportunity in the world, whether they aspire to reach higher levels of education, start or grow their career, become an entrepreneur or generate social good.
Please join us. It’s in everyone’s best interest.
The International Youth Foundation report: Opportunity for Action highlights some of the challenges facing youth around the world.
Follow the Innovate4Good events around the world with @msftcitizenship and #innovateforgood
Find the latest news, photos, comments at the Microsoft Citizenship Facebook page.
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Microsoft is engaging the most important asset we have going forward, youth. And these are young people who are out there making a real difference, real sustainable programs and solutions. Kudos to Akhtar and Microsoft Citizenship for their efforts.
Microsoft is engaging the most important asset we have going forward, youth. And these are young people who are out there making a real difference, real sustainable programs and solutions. AKSHATand Microsoft Citizenship for their efforts.