The Blackeyed Peas recently announced they would be opening the Peapod Adobe Youth Voices music and multimedia academy for students aged 13-19 in New York City.The Black Eyed Peas’ organization The Peabody Foundation along with the Adobe Foundation, created by the owners of the Adobe software brands, has already opened three academies in California.
The newest academy is set to open this July in New York City’s Lower East Side in a facility operated by Urban Arts Partnership, which runs after-school arts programs for teens attending under-served schools. Students will be accepted based on teacher recommendations, and their interest in the music industry, learning video and music production.
“Our passion for music and media was fueled by many generous people on our road to success,” said Will.i.am. “Expanding the network of Peapod Adobe Youth Voices academies enables us to pay it forward, giving more youth the skills and encouragement they need to realize their dreams.”
as reported by Black Voices