Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) is our global commitment to ignite creative confidence in youth, empowering them to develop the skills they need to become active and engaged community members.
AYV is brought to life through our nonprofit partners, educators, and employees around the world. Since the program’s launch in 2006, more than 125,000 youth have participated.
The AYV Community provides educators with free curricula and tools designed to inspire creative confidence in young people. It also supports educators’ professional development by serving as a space for networking, exchanging ideas, and discovering best practices. Participants can upload content for feedback, request support with technical issues, and access all AYV program features. Since 2006, more than 16,000 educators have utilized the AYV Community.
Our annual AYV Awards competition invites youth around the world to creatively express their vision for driving change in local communities. Young people ages 13-19 have the opportunity to submit content in various formats, including animation, documentary, music video, poetry, photography, and more.
Finalist submissions are posted online and the public is invited to help select audience award winners by voting for their favorite entries. During the online voting period, an international panel of professionals working in art, film, and other creative fields also selects first- and second-place winners in each content category.
Winners receive impact-focused prize packages, and their entries are featured at distinguished exhibitions, including international film festivals and other arts organization events.
Adobe Youth Voices Scholarships
We developed the Adobe Youth Voices Scholarships program to support the next generation of creative thinkers and advance the future careers of those who create. These scholarships provide financial support for students in their final year of high school/upper secondary school or first year of post-secondary education who have participated in the AYV program through our network of more than 800 strategic partners in 52 countries.
The Adobe Youth Voices Scholarships program is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), an independent not-for-profit founded in 1919. IIE is among the world's largest and most experienced international education and training organizations.
“I’ve never used a mike before, but today I used it for the first time and it helped me overcome the fear of public speaking” – AYV student
“Even I used to eve-tease girls but after hearing one of the schools share the dangers behind a ‘simple’ comment to a girl, I’ve made a decision never to do it again.” – AYV student during a ‘Rough Cut’ Review
A program with three guiding principles: Engage, Enhance, and Exhibit.
• Engaging young people in exciting and meaningful new ways: Adobe Youth Voices provides an unparalleled opportunity for middle school and high school youth to communicate their concerns, aspirations, and vision. Young people who may have been feeling disengaged learn how to think creatively, communicate effectively, and work collaboratively — all critically important skills that can help them attain a competitive edge in school, career, and life.
• Enhancing educators' skills and resources: The program provides comprehensive professional development in teaching strategies that incorporate cutting-edge digital tools. Those who work with youth can learn new ways to encourage the use of 21st-century communications skills in telling stories that make a real impact.
• Exhibiting participants' work is a key element of the Adobe Youth Voices program: The program provides youth with forums in which to share their vision and voice for a public purpose — via traveling art exhibits, film screenings, and festivals; on the Internet; in publications; and through other local and global venues.
The program in India has directly impacted over 100 teachers and 6000 students in government schools (including aided), and non-profits. American India Foundation is the implementing partner for the program in India and the programs is running at the following schools/NGOs.
Ability Unlimited | Akshay Pratishthan | ANK | Anglo Arabic Model School | Anglo Sanskrit Victoria Jubilee Sr.Sec School | Bal Asha Vidya Kendra | Butterflies | Chandra Arya Vidya Mandir | Chetram Sharma Girls Inter College | Delhi Tamil Education Association, Janak Puri | Delhi Tamil Education Association, Laxmi Bai Nagar | Delhi Tamil Education Association, Mandir Marg | Delhi Tamil Education Association, Moti Bagh | Delhi Tamil Education Association, Pusa Road | Delhi Tamil Education Association, R.K. Puram | Jamia Middle School ( Urdu Medium) | Jamia Middle School (Self Financing) | Kanshiram Welfare Foundation | Literacy India | Manzil | Rani Dutta Arya Vidyalaya | Sai Swayam Society | Social and Development Research Action Group | Talent (Team and Association in Learning Education & Natural Theatre) | Vedik Kanya High School | Vidya | Vidya School | Yuva
APSA | Ashwini Charitable Trust | Association of People with Disabilities | Bosco | Christel House | Govt Girls High School, Adugodi | Govt High School, Beratena Agrahara | Govt High School, Cotton Pet | Govt High School, Garudacharpalya, | Govt High School, Jyothipura | Govt High School, Kadabagere | Govt High School, Kalkere | Govt Urdu High School, Barlane | Govt Urdu High School, Tank Garden | Govt Higher Primary school, Munnekolala, | Govt High School, Begur | Govt High School, DG nabbe | Govt High School, Bijjavara | Govt High School, Koira | Govt High School, Marenhalli | Govt High School, Kyatmarenhalli | Govt High School, Kaadusonnappanahalli | Parikrama | Samvada | Sukrupa | Vivekavardhini High School
Secondary Board High School, Cuttack | Govt. Girls High School, Unit-IV, Bhubaneswar | City High School, Berhampur
Audiah Memorial Govt High School | Govt Boys High School, Mogalpura No 3 | Govt High School, Vengalrao | Govt High School Nallagutta New | Govt Girls High School, Sultan Bazar | MGM Girls High School | Railway Girls High School | Zilla Parishad High School, Cheeriyal | Dr Reddy's Foundation
To see the innovative work created through the Adobe Youth Voices programs across the world, please visit: www.youthvoices.adobe.com