Donations to the Giving Heroes Fund will be allocated among inspiring nonprofit organizations that were nominated by Microsoft employees in honor of #GivingTuesday. Microsoft's YouthSpark programs focus on youth ages 6-24 and provide valuable support in the areas of job training & preparedness, continuing education, and/or entrepreneurship.
Today's young people face an opportunity divide - a gap between those who have the access, skills and opportunities to be successful and those who do not. Closing this opportunity divide is one of the most important actions we can all take to secure the future of our youth and the future of our global economy.
The program empowers youth to imagine and realize their full potential by connecting them with greater opportunities for education, employment and entrepreneurship, helping them create a real impact for a better tomorrow.
YouthSpark is a global initiative which aims to create opportunities for 300 million youth in more than 100 countries by 2015.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
More info on Microsoft YouthSpark