High schoolers give up sleeping in for computer science

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on October 10, 2013 at 9:29 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 10 at 9:40 AM

It's hard to imagine most high school students choosing to show up to class before dawn. But that's happening in Auburn. Students are choosing to come to school early for a computer science class.

The "Youth Spark Initiative" is taught by Microsoft employees who volunteer before work to teach students.

This Microsoft program pays schools $17 for every hour Microsoft employees volunteer. So far that's added up to more than $226,000 donated from Microsoft to Washington schools.

Microsoft estimates the program has helped more than 3,000 students.

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