June 22, 2006

FUNDING: Adobe Launches New Global Philanthropy Program

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Adobe Launches New Global Philanthropy Program


Adobe Youth Voices? Engages Teens through Multimedia Projects

SAN JOSE, Calif. ? June 21, 2006 ? Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today launched its new global philanthropy program, Adobe Youth Voices, designed to help underserved middle- and high-school aged youth develop critical skills necessary to become active and engaged members of their communities. Working in collaboration with five leading youth media organizations, Adobe will introduce the program at 36 sites worldwide by year-end, including locations in San Francisco, San Jose, New York, Seattle, London, and Noida and Bangalore, India. Adobe is committing $10 million in funding over five years as well as donating Adobe software and encouraging employee volunteerism.

Adobe Youth Voices will provide young people access to multimedia tools and training, enabling them to explore and comment on their world through video, audio, multimedia, digital art, animation and Web design. According to a study* by The Pew Charitable Trusts, two thirds of young Americans believe their generation has an important voice, but that no one is listening. At Adobe Youth Voices sites worldwide, teens will be encouraged to create works that communicate their ideas, concerns and aspirations. By engaging with their communities in this way, young people can further develop critical skills needed for success in school, career and life.

FULL ARTICLE: http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=15592

OTHER LINKS: www.adobe.com/go/youthvoices

Chris Schuepp
Young People's Media Network - Coordinator
Youth Media Consulting GbR
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