Adobe Youth Voices at TakingITGlobal
The Adobe Youth Voices program empowers youth in underserved communities around the globe to communicate their ideas, exhibit their potential, and take action. In collaboration with Adobe Youth Voices, TakingITGlobal is delivering this innovative program for youth to engage in hands on media production and share their perspectives on the social issues that affect them.

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Youth Assembly at the United Nations

We recently had the opportunity to showcase some of our Adobe Youth Voices artwork at the UN Youth Assembly in New York City. The event took place between August 7-9 and brought together young people from all parts of the world to build leadership and share their contributions towards meeting the 8 Millennium Development Goals set forth by the United Nations in the year 2000.


The first day of the event our exhibition took place in the "Hollaback Room" at the United Nations headquarters - a space dedicated for young people to host meetings, share their ideas, and connect globally with young people who couldn't be at the event in person. 


We showcased 6 pieces and had the opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions, sparked by the content of the artwork, with the youth delegates present at the event.


The second part of our exhibition took place on Thursday, August 8th at the Salvation Army auditorium. We were extremely fortunate to have a full auditorium with young people eager to hear about Adobe Youth Voices and to share their perspectives and ideas about the topics they saw in the artwork. 


I had a chance to address the entire group in order to share the vision of the program, relay the messages of our AYV youth participants, and invite delegates to engage with the artwork, ask questions, and participate in discussions about social change. 


It was truly inspiring to listen to the youth delegates perspectives on the artwork. Everyone has eager to learn more about the artists who created the artwork and I was pleased to participate in various conversations centred on interpreting the artistic intention of the artwork and how it related to themes of social change as well as the MDGs.


We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation for allowing us to host an exhibition at the Youth Assembly. Their incredibly hard work and kind spirits were the driving force behind this powerful event. We look forward to participating again!

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