Microsoft helps PIX11 send more than 100 NYC kids to summer camp

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NEW YORK – Four lucky kids won a trip to sleepaway camp with the YMCA from PIX11 News, but we know that all over our city, there are kids who don’t have plans for the summer.

We wanted to help them – and so did Microsoft.

They offer free classes to young, tech-savvy kids. The first 100 applicants to PIX11 News’ Campetition will get a space in those classes where they can be inventors.

Summer, from Brooklyn, is 8 years old. Like so many others kids, her summer days are long with no school and few plans.

“I get bored, so I sleep,” she said. “My little sister doesn’t let me sleep.”

Tarce Johnson said summer can be boring, too. And parents say it’s tough to find activities to keep their little ones busy.

PIX11 received dozens of beautiful essays from kids and their parents, explaining why they wanted to go to camp this summer – but couldn’t because of financial constraints.

But now, those kids are in for the summer of a lifetime.

“I’m glad she will be doing something good,” one mom said. “It’s good for the resume, too. Maybe she will be a CEO.”