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Adobe Youth Voices

Launched in June 2006, Adobe Youth Voices is the Adobe Foundation's global signature philanthropy program designed to provide youth in underserved communities with the critical skills they need to become active and engaged members of their communities and the world at large. The Adobe Foundation invests nearly US$8 million per year in the Adobe Youth Voices program, primarily through training, educational resources, and grants. The program also leverages software donations and employee volunteers from Adobe Systems Incorporated.

With a focus on empowering youth, Adobe Youth Voices supports young people in and out of school and encourages the use of cutting-edge multimedia tools to communicate and share their ideas, demonstrate their potential, and take action where they live.

The Adobe Youth Voices global network currently includes more than 750 sites and a large, expanding number of grantees and organizations in 50 countries. Since its inception, Adobe Youth Voices has engaged over 150,000 youth and 8,200 educators in schools and out-of-school programs.

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Creating Meaningful Change through Photography
Yasser Alaa Mobarak lives in Egypt as an Adobe Youth Voices program alumnus and a 2014 AYV Awards Photo Essay Judge. He has been a contributing photographer to PBS NewsHour and has won photography awards from The International Federation of Photographic Art, National Geographic Egypt, Photographic Society of America and Youth Journalism International. You can find more of his work in his...
Jun 6, 2014 5:00 PM ET
The Finalists Are In! – Audience Voting is Now Open for Adobe Youth Avoices Awards
At Adobe, we believe in the power of creativity and want to give our youth more opportunities to express themselves. Today, we celebrate the creativity of students around the world via the Adobe Youth Voices Awards, an annual competition that invites students to express their vision for driving positive change via digital media. In its third...
Apr 29, 2014 11:30 AM ET
How Can You Create Change? Now Accepting Entries for the 2014 AYV Awards
Posted by Michelle Yates, Director of Corporate Responsibility on January 22, 2014 10:33 am in Adobe Youth Voices....
Jan 22, 2014 3:05 PM ET
From Chicago to Santa Clara: AYV Summit Comes Alive
Posted By Erin Kerrigan – Technology Teacher, Perspectives High School of Technology As a high school teacher from Chicago, I have seen the AYV program in action and I know that it can have a profound effect on students and teachers. I traveled to the AYV Summit with two students from my school, Perspectives High School of Technology, who are both extremely passionate about their work...
Aug 15, 2013 2:30 PM ET
From India to California for AYV Summit
After traveling 8,500 miles from my home in Bangalore, India, I am so excited to be here at the Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) Summit in Santa Clara, California! I’m 18 years old and in 12thgrade studying science at Christel House India Pre-University College, where I’ve been involved in the AYV program for five years. My...
Aug 14, 2013 11:00 AM ET