For those of you unfamiliar with Windows Chip-In, it is a crowdsourcing platform launched in June to help parents and students fund their new PCs. When students visit the Windows Chip-In website, they can sign-up with a valid .edu email address and pick the PC they would like to crowdsource. The website then creates a page for the student to share with their family and friends via social media or other means such as email. To begin the effort, Windows “chips in” the first 10% of the cost of the PC, and even includes a 4-year subscription to Office 365 University. Windows also waives shipping, handling, and tax.
With Buy One, Give One, for the next 100 students who fulfill his or her PC funding amount between now and September 1st, Windows and Microsoft Citizenship will give away one PC to Year Up, an organization dedicated to empowering urban talent. Year Up is a Microsoft YouthSpark nonprofit partner. YouthSpark is Microsoft’s global, company-wide initiative that aims to empower 300 million young people through education, employment, and entrepreneurship opportunities.
Microsoft Citizenship will join us for this week’s Tech Tuesday Live Twitter Chat #winchat to share with us more about Windows Chip-In: Buy One, Give One and Year-Up. Year Up is a one-year, intensive training program that provides low-income youth, ages 18-24, with a combination of skill development, college credits, and access to corporate internships. Year Up’s vision is to have every urban young adult be able to access the education, experiences, and guidance required to realize his or her true potential. Year Up has a model of high support and high expectation that aids in their youth acquiring job skills, stipends, internships, and college credits.
See you all tomorrow!
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