Youth Media

Empowering Youth to Create With Purpose

Self-expression, collaboration, and persistence – just a few of the life skills young people learn through creative media making. This collection, including media produced by youth, builds on the resources created by the Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) program. The AYV curricula, toolkits, and stories have been designed to inspire young people to be thoughtful and intentional in their media making, that is, to Create with Purpose.

Adobe Youth Voices, originally a program of the Adobe Foundation, collaborated with a global network of partners to provide educators with the tools and professional development to support youth media making. Now, the curriculum and training materials from the program are freely available to any educator interested in guiding youth to create original media works on issues they care about.

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Educator Resources

Learn more about facilitating creative media making experiences that inspire youth to tell original stories with our collection of curriculum and program planning tools.

Youth Media Gallery

Youth from around the world have created meaningful works on a range of issues important to them and their communities. Watch and share this award-winning media to inspire young artists in your program.

Stories of Impact

Be inspired to create – discover how educators and youth can make an impact through digital storytelling.

Teach Youth to Make Media for the World

"I look for professional quality because they're capable of it!" says Ms. Thato Mwosa. "Don't be mediocre - be great." ...

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Setting the Stage for Creativity to Thrive

Youth starting a media project may have a wonderful array of arts and technology tools at their fingertips...

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Interview with AYV Alumnus Adam Kennedy

Adobe Youth Voices alumna Adam Kennedy has come a long way since his student media making days at the CAST Academy in Balboa High School in San Francisco, California...

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Ten Years of Adobe Youth Voices

The vision of Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) was to empower young people to harness creativity and digital skills to drive change in their communities.

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See More Stories on the iOS & Android App

Featuring video interviews with youth artists, sample youth media, and educator stories – the AYV app illustrates the power of media making to effect change.

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