Microsoft Celebrates First U.S. We Day and the Kids Who Made it Happen

Here’s a pretty cool story about kids helping kids by taking an active role in their communities:

Today, Microsoft helped bring We Act to the U.S. by sponsoring a We Day event at Seattle’s KeyArena. The support springs from the Microsoft YouthSpark initiative, which aims to create opportunities for 300 million young people around the world over the next three years.

Kids attending We Day Seattle explored how they can make a difference by turning their passions and talents into social action. They also got to rock out to live music, be inspired by celebrities and activists, and connect with one another around their common desire to change the world.

As part of the Seattle We Day event, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer spoke to the audience of 15,000 youth about his passion for technology and how it can help change the world. The day also featured appearances and presentations by renowned activists such as Martin Luther King III, Magic Johnson, Mia Farrow and Martin Sheen; and musical performances by award-winning singers and musicians including Jennifer Hudson and Nelly Furtado.

Head on over to the Microsoft News Center to get the full story, or read today’s post on the Corporate Citizenship Blog.

Posted by Jeff Meisner
Editor, The Official Microsoft Blog

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