Adobe & Community

Giving youth a voice

February 22, 2012

Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) was launched in June 2006 to empower youths in underserved communities to communicate their ideas, exhibit their potential, and take action in their communities using cutting-edge multimedia tools. Today, AYV has touched more than 150,000 youth and 8,200 educators in schools and out-of-school programs in 50 countries. Each year, Adobe employees look forward to volunteering for AYV events across the globe.

Earlier this month, 22 educators from Uganda, India, Nepal, Thailand, Romania, Russia, East Timor, Egypt, Kazakhstan, and Indonesia were hosted in Adobe’s Noida office in India for an AYV Educators Summit. The focus of the summit was to prepare educators to train others about the AYV program. These educators had to create their very own instructional videos for webinars and conferences. On hand to assist them with production and editing tips were volunteers from Adobe’s Digital Imaging team Noida.

The Educators Summit was followed by AYV year end celebrations in Delhi and Bangalore. Students under the AYV program in India showcased their movies created over the year. 22 schools each in Delhi and Bangalore screened their films to an audience of over 600 children (each), led by Adobe-in-Action Committee volunteers. Ramesh Aravind (Actor, Writer, Director) was the Chief Guest at the Bangalore event. Today, there are more than 80 AYV programs in India, concentrated in Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Orissa.






These amazing youths in India have put together inspirational videos on a variety of topics such as education, water crisis, progress, etc. Take a peek: AYV India

Learn more about the AYV program.