Dell Empowers Youth with Technology Access, Support and Tools to Enhance Learning

Fri Apr 5, 2013 1:23pm EDT

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* More than 250,000 youth with the greatest need will receive technology access
and support to enhance learning in 2013 
* Students from around the world to discuss issues of importance to them and
ideas of how to address at Student Voice LIVE! presented by Dell

ST. LOUIS--(Business Wire)--
Today at Clinton Global Initiative University, Dell announced that more than
250,000 youth in 15 countries will be reached in 2013 as part of its Powering
the Possible youth learning initiative. The goal is to help close the learning
gap for youth worldwide who may not have access to the facilities, teachers and
technology they need for a better education. 

Additionally, Dell will present Student Voice LIVE! on April 13 in New York, a
student summit created for and by students to discuss and create action plans
for how to address issues of importance to them - from personalized learning to
uncommon routes of learning to the possibilities with entrepreneurship and
education. This builds upon Dell`s commitment to help students bring their
entrepreneurial ideas to fruition through programs such as the Dell Social
Innovation Challenge (DSIC) and last year`s Dell Education Challenge, the first
DSIC spotlight challenge to solicit and bring forward students` ideas for
closing the learning gap. 

Powering the Possible Youth Learning Initiative

Dell`s Powering the Possible youth learning initiative helps teach students
skills to prepare them for school, work and life maximizing their learning
ability through technology access, and increasing their potential in a highly
technological, global world. In addition, Dell team members volunteer their time
and expertise to help grant recipients and serve as role models and mentors to
youth. The 68 programs and charities, selected through a rigorous process
engaging Dell team members and Dell`s leaders, share the vision to prepare youth
for success through the development of information and communications technology
skills. 

Dell committed in 2013 to provide direct support to more than 250,000 children
worldwide in this program. Last year, the program trained more than 11,000
educators and Dell team members volunteered nearly 80,000 hours just with youth
learning programs. 

Join a Day of Innovation in Learning at Student Voice LIVE! April 13, 2013

Dell empowers students to have a seat at the table and help make decisions on
issues of importance to them and the world. Students, teachers, parents and
education and community leaders will come together at Student Voice LIVE! to
discuss and collaborate on action plans to address personalized learning,
uncommon routes of learning, the possibilities with entrepreneurship and
education and more. This student summit is created in collaboration with Student
Voice and supported by Microsoft and Intel. For details on how to join the
conversation visit www.dell.com/studentvoicelive and follow the conversation on
Twitter @DellEDU and with #domoreedu and #stuvoice. 

Quotes

Steve Felice, chief commercial officer, Dell
"Entrepreneurship runs deep at Dell. Engaging students, plus fostering their
passion for addressing issues of importance to them and the world, is a priority
for us. As we look at creating change in the world, we lean heavily on the
entrepreneurial spirit of this next generation of business owners, leaders and
workers." 

Zak Malamed, student and community organizer, Student Voice
"Students have a perspective that is often missing from conversations on issues
of importance to them. Student Voice is grateful to have Dell presenting us at
Student Voice LIVE! as we work with influential stakeholders to position young
people to be the champions of positive change in their respective communities." 

About DELL

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology
and services that give them the power to do more. For more information, visit
www.dell.com.

Dell Global Education Communications
Kari Sherrodd, 512-728-2835
Kari_Sherrodd@dell.com
or
Dell Corporate Responsibility Communications
Jenny Robertson, 512-728-3575
Jenny_Robertson@dell.com
or
WPP Team Dell
Tessa Barron, 415-268-1621
Tessa.Barron@wppteamdell.com

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