The Black Eyed Peas are opening a school where local teenagers will learn video and music production using professional-quality equipment.
The six-time Grammy Award winners announced Tuesday that their Peapod Foundation together with the Adobe Foundation will open a Peapod Adobe Youth Voices music and multimedia academy in lower Manhattan.
The Peapod Foundation is the hip-hop group's charitable organization; it's administered by the Entertainment Industry Foundation. The Adobe Foundation is the philanthropic arm of software maker Adobe Systems Inc., whose products include Acrobat, Flash and Photoshop. The two foundations already run three Youth Voices academies in California — in Los Angeles, Oakland and Redwood City.
Pictured: (L-R) Michael K. Williams, Philip Courtney, apl.de.ap, Fergie, will.i.am, Taboo and Miguel Salinas attend the Peapod Adobe Youth Voices Academy launch at Urban Arts Partnership on April 19, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)