New Funding for the Field

Adobe Systems Incorporated recently launched its new youth media program, Adobe Youth Voices, designed to help underserved youth “develop critical skills necessary to become active and engaged members of their communities,” according to an Adobe press release on the initiative. Adobe has earmarked $10 million in funding for the project over five years, and is donating software and encouraging employee volunteerism. Adobe will support the program in collaboration with Arts Engine, Educational Video Center, iEarn, Listen Up!, and What Kids Can Do. The program will also have a youth advisory board.