Rough Cut Reviews have taken place at Adobe Youth Voices sites across North America, and will continue throughout the spring until the final event in Seattle this April.
Among the exciting features of the Rough Cut Review process is the opportunity for Adobe employees to get involved with the Adobe Youth Voices program. Says Adobe employee Susanna Church of her volunteer experience, “It was great to see the tremendous creativity, intelligence and talent of the participating youth in their projects and it was my pleasure to help them as they complete crafting their amazing stories.”
Ariana Destein, another Adobe employee, also enjoyed her participation in the Rough Cut Review process: “Adobe Youth Voices is such a wonderful program that I didn’t know a great deal about prior to the recent request for volunteers, and I am so happy I was able to be there. Seeing the young people’s works in progress, hearing what they had to say and just interacting with them in general was truly inspirational. I hope that there will be many more opportunities to volunteer in the future. I would really like to get more of my colleagues involved as well – I didn’t expect it, but walking home after the event I really felt a new sense of pride to work at Adobe.
“The Adobe mission is to change the world through digital experiences and this event was a perfect example. As one of the educators described it during the wrap up session, ‘the seeds have been planted’ in these young people and as they develop their work and continue to create with purpose, I believe they will have the power to change themselves, their communities and the world. It truly is the Adobe mission in action.”
We will be sure to share more photos and videos from the Rough Cut Reviews as the season wraps up over the next few weeks!