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Inspire kids to create our future: Apply for a 2015 RISE Award

Technology has the power to change the world for the better, but today far too few have access to the education or encouragement they need to become creators, not just consumers. Google knows that pre-university exposure to Computer Science education is critically important for inspiring kids to pursue a career in computing.

That’s why we offer the RISE Awards -- grants of $15,000 to $50,000 USD -- to organizations across the globe working to promote access to Computer Science education for girls and underrepresented minorities. Our RISE partners are changemakers: they engage, educate, and excite students about computing through extracurricular outreach.

In 2014, 42 organizations received RISE Awards—with projects ranging from coding clubs in Europe to web development camps in Sub-Saharan Africa. In April, we brought all of our partners together for a Global Summit that sparked resource sharing and collaboration amongst organizations.

We’re looking for more partners in 2015.
Submit your application by September 30, 2014 in English, French, Japanese, Russian or Spanish. All eligibility information is listed on our
website.

by Roxana Shirkhoda, Google K12/Pre-University Education Outreach

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