In San Francisco, also working with What Kids Can Do, students at AYV site Build San Francisco Institute are examining the concept of globalization through a digital photograph and writing project.
AYV is structured through a network of sites that engage educators and youth both in schools and in out-of-school environments in a yearlong professional development and support program.
global network currently includes more than 160 sites, grantees, and organizations in 31 countries engaging youth and educators in schools and out-of-school programs.
Youth ages 13-19 are eligible to participate by teaming up with adult educators who are part of the AYV partner network or are registered with AYV Essentials, an online source for free curricula and tools to support the creation of digital content in an academic context.
Youth who submit entries for the eight standard content categories are eligible to win software, hardware, a trip to attend the 2013 AYV Summit in San Jose, Calif.
AYV is Adobe's global philanthropic initiative, empowering youth worldwide to comment on their world using multimedia and digital tools to communicate and share their ideas, demonstrate their potential, and take action in their communities.
AYV will be an exciting program for middle- and high-school aged youth as they develop 21st century skills, recognize their own voices, and realize their potential as global citizens.
The AYV Aspire Awards competition is calling for entries produced by teens who demonstrate creativity and skill in using video, print and/or audio to convey a perspective on issues important to them.
As part of the 2012 AYV Aspire Awards, Adobe Foundation has invited MTV to present the MTV ACT award.
participants walk in the footsteps of some of the world's best-known creative minds, using the same video, multimedia, digital art, Web, animation and audio tools.