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 Curriculum 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 Curriculum.
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.