Adobe Youth Voices Celebrates Creativity with India's Gen-Next

Adobe Youth Voices, the signature philanthropic initiative by Adobe Foundation, today announced the completion of its fourth successful year of celebrating young talent and creativity. The program brings together children of ages 13-18 and engages them in a variety of activities where they learn to use some of the most breathtaking technologies available today. A partnership between Adobe Foundation and American India Foundation, the program encourages children to explore novel ways of expressing their ideas and take proactive action in their communities.

The program is part of the Adobe Foundation’s global initiative, currently being run in 45 countries around the world. In India, it currently brings together more than 1000 children from 31 participating schools and non-profit organizations in the National Capital Region and Bangalore. American India Foundation has been Adobe Youth Voice’s partner since 2007 in India.

During the event, Adobe and the American India Foundation screened the documentaries and photo essays created by the participants from different parts of Delhi NCR addressing socio-economic, environment and other community issues. A certificate of participation was awarded to each student at the function.

Engaging young people in exciting and meaningful new ways, Adobe Youth Voices provides an opportunity for middle and high school youth to communicate their concerns, aspirations, and vision. The program provides youth with a forum to share their vision and voice on community issues through media like documentary films, photo essays and other art work prepared using state-of-the-art technologies and flagship Adobe software.

About Adobe Youth Voices

Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) is the Adobe Foundation’s global philanthropic initiative that empowers youth from underserved communities with digital media skills so they can comment on their world, share their ideas and take action on issues that are important to them. By harnessing the energy and insight of young people 13-18 years old, Adobe Youth Voices aims to inspire a dialogue for change in their communities.

The program teaches youth to express themselves through documentary film-making, photography, print journalism, radio diaries, animation, Web communications and other media. The Adobe Youth Voices global network now includes over 600 sites, grantees and organizations in 45 countries, engaging over 27,000 youth and 2000 educators in schools and out-of-school programs. For more information, visit

Published Date: Jul 06, 2010 03:45 pm | Updated Date: Jul 06, 2010 03:45 pm