Microsoft is calling all schools and students: Microsoft Partners in Learning, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), and Youth Service America (YSA) to participate in the 23rd annual Global Youth Service Day, April 15-17, 2011.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to improve your community by playing "InterroBang" -- a social networking game for middle and high school students that encourages their natural energy and inclination to help others. Players compete against other schools and students around the world to make a real difference in their communities, learning 21st century skills like problem solving, creative thinking and collaboration.
"InterroBang features special missions for Global Youth Service Day, which celebrates young people's contributions in solving the biggest challenges facing their communities, such as childhood hunger, obesity, the environment and disaster preparedness.
InterroBang is a Microsoft U.S. Partners in Learning initiative, in partnership with Nuvana, Learn and Serve America - a CNCS program, and ePals. Since November 2010, more than 20,000 students in over 72 countries have submitted thousands of completed missions (known as deeds)."
Students play at InterroBang by completing missions that challenge them to help their communities in some way, such as preserving the local environment or volunteering at a senior center. The more their solutions positively affect the real world, the more points they earn.
[Source: Microsoft Press]