Boston Public School students showcased their work created through the Adobe Youth Voices program, a global movement to empower youth in underserved communities to communicate their ideas, exhibit their potential, and take action in their communities. The Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Dorchester hosted more than 100 multi-media projects made for the Adobe Youth Voices program, representing 15 Boston Public Schools. Distinguished speakers at the event, Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Assistant Superintendent Ligia Noriega-Murphy, discussed the importance of the Adobe Youth Voices program training students with technology skills to prepare them for the future.
Some of the graphics and videos depicted controversial and sensitive issues including positive self-image, anti-bullying, environmental awareness, equality, anti-smoking, world peace, human rights, LGBT rights, freedom, healthy eating, immigration as well as political activism and teen voting.
An impressive four digital media pieces created by Boston Public students made it to the global semi-finalists round. View the Boston Public semi-finalists’ creations at the Adobe Youth Voices’ website.
The Adobe Youth Voices is the signature philanthropic effort of the Adobe Foundation intended to empower youth and educators through media making experiences that promote social change.