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

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

  *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

Business Wire

ST. LOUIS -- April 5, 2013

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.

Contact:

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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