The Black Eyed Peasâ€™ Peapod & Adobe Foundation Launch Youth Academy in NY
April 19, 2011 at 3:02 PM (PT)
THE BLACK EYED PEAS PEAPOD FOUNDATION and the ADOBE FOUNDATION are launching a new PEAPOD ADOBE YOUTH VOICES music and multimedia academy in NEW YORK CITY. Building on the success of existing academies in OAKLAND, LOS ANGELES and REDWOOD CITY, CA, the partnership between the two non-profit foundations focuses on empowering underserved youth.
The new academy will be located at 21 HOWARD ST. in a facility operated by URBAN ARTS PARTNERSHIP, an organization designed to further the intellectual, social and artistic development of underserved public school students through arts-integrated education programs. The site will feature professional-grade multimedia creation software and an innovative curriculum developed by ADOBE YOUTH VOICES combined with high-tech music studio tools and a premium recording facility provided by the PEAPOD FOUNDATION.
THE BLACK EYED PEAS will officially announce the new PEAPOD ADOBE YOUTH VOICES ACADEMY at a private ceremony TODAY. Beginning 7/11, programs and services will be offered for youth ages 13-19. An estimated 150 youth are expected to participate in the academy annually.
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