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Black Eyed Peas open California youth academy
The Black Eyed Peas opened a new youth
academy in California over the weekend (06-07Aug11) to encourage
underprivileged teens to get involved in the arts.
The hip-hop stars have teamed up with Adobe
Youth Voices to launch a series of Peapod Adobe Youth Voices
Academies across the country over the last two years.
The new site in San Jose, which was was
unveiled on Saturday (06Aug11), is the fifth facility to be opened
by the group.
An estimated 300 youngsters are expected to
enrol at the academy every year to study film, music and art.
Rapper will.i.am says, "Every day we are
inspired by the immense talent we see in young people. The Peapod
Adobe Youth Voices Academies provide these youth with opportunities
to advance their artistic and academic skills and channel their
creative energy in ways we can only imagine. We are proud to help
them make their voices heard."