Boys & Girls Clubs of America Honors Microsoft with “Champion of Youth” Award
Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer was on-hand to accept the award for Microsoft’s work with the Boys & Girls Clubs over the past 10 years.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America's National Youth of the Year Demetrice Tuttle (l) and President and CEO Roxanne Spillett present Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer with its 2008 Champion of Youth Award for the company's $153 million sponsorship of the Club Tech program. New York, June 4, 2008.
NEW YORK, June 5, 2008 - On June 4, Microsoft was honored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America with the “Champion of Youth” award at the Clubs’ annual gala dinner in New York City.
The award, accepted by Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer, recognizes the 10 years of partnership between Microsoft and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. One of the featured programs is the Club Tech initiative, a collaboration between Microsoft and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The Club Tech program is designed to equip the nation’s youth with vital skills and experience to successfully compete academically and to prepare for a 21st century workforce.
Microsoft has invested approximately US$153 million to date in the Club Tech program, providing better access to technology and enabling Club members at over 3,000 Boys & Girls Clubs around the world to reach their full potential.