According to reports, The Black Eyed Peas are opening a music academy based in New York for teens aged 13-19 in July 2011.

On Tuesday it was announced that the BEP’s charitable foundation Peapod will join forces with the Adobe Foundation to open the Peapod Adobe Youth Voices Music and Multimedia Academy in lower Manhattan, NY.

Speaking on the partnership, Will.i.am said: “Our passion for music and media was fueled by many generous people on our road to success. 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.”

The academy will be located in a building operated by Urban Arts Partnership, which runs after-school arts programs for at risk teens. Students who demonstrate interests in subject areas such as camera work, editing and graphic design will be accepted into the academy based on recommendations from teachers.

We bet some stars will be made at this academy. We said it here first!!