Strategic Focus : Cultural Literacy : Megaphone
Megaphone builds on the success of Adobe Youth Voices and the Peapod Academy to provide at-risk teens with technical skill-building and outlets for self-expression through digital arts and music. It adds “layers” of creative activities through a distributed network of community sites and programming partners.
Progress to Date: Based on the belief that kids can use video, dance, music, and art to spark social change in their communities, the Adobe Foundation has partnered with the Black Eyed Peas’ Peapod Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation to provide youth from underserved communities access to music and multimedia production tools and the high-tech skills to use them. To that end, they have launched two Peapod Adobe Youth Voices Academies in the San Francisco Bay Area and are about to locate a third in the SoFA district of downtown San Jose. Also, potential partners for adding creative activities to existing and future sites have been identified.
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