Adobe Youth Voices News Roundup

Adobe Youth Voices participants have been making headlines around the world in the last few weeks!

Recently, the San Jose Mercury news ran a profile piece about Dantorie Reeves, a student at Mt. Pleasant High School who, along with his classmates, won an Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Award for the creation of Martha’s Soup Kitchen. Dantorie’s teacher Will Cavada and media mentor Ja Shia were also interviewed for the article. You can read the original article on

Adobe Youth Voices also made headlines in India, where Naresh Gupta, Managing Director of Adobe India, was interviewed by OneWorld South Asia. Dr. Gupta shared at length about the impact of the program on communities in India, and the power of digital media training for students in developing countries. The interview also discussed the recent partnership between Adobe Youth Voices & Discovery Education. The full interview is available on

Akshay & Hema

This most recent article follows closely on the heels of two features about Stop The Drop, the Aspire Awards winning video produced by students at Christel House India. You can read coverage in The Hindu and The Deccan Herald. Congratulations, Dhanaraj, Akshay & Hema, we love to see students and educators recognized for their hard work!

Lastly, the Staten Island Advance ran a great feature about Michael Jacobson, creator of the Aspire Awards winning radio broadcast, Nothing’s Ever Permanent In Foster Care. Michael’s audio documentary tells his personal journey through ten foster care homes in five years, beginning at age 13. Now living on his own, he is planning to enroll in college in the fall and study psychology. Michael says he’d like to become a child psychologist, “to help another kid who grew up like me.” Read more about Michael’s story on

Michael Jacobson