The Black Eyed Peas are opening a school for New York teenagers to learn video and music production using professional-quality equipment. It's a collaboration between the band’s Peapod Foundation and the Adobe Foundation and will be called the Peapod Adobe Youth Voices music and multimedia academy in lower Manhattan. Now there is a school I wish I could have gone to!

The New York academy will offer classes to students ages 13 to 19 starting this summer. Students will be accepted into the academy based on recommendations from teachers and demonstrated interests in subject areas such as camera work, editing and graphic design.

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Schools need art, schools need physical education, and schools need music.  It's nice to see a band with such mass-market appeal like the Peas working to help foster kids creativity.  It's like the ultimate pay-it-forward for a band that made it big.

Our passion for music and media was fueled by many generous people on our road to success," Black Eyed Peas rapper will.i.am said. "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.