Creative & Artistic Development

We provide high-level artistic training for our students that gives them the foundation and prepares them for long artistic and creative career.

Leadership Training

Our students become leaders in their families, their communities, and beyond.  They learn how to use their creative talent to make a real impact in the world.

Academic Excellence

Our students receive rigorous college advising and support.  They embody the value of “excellence” in their academic and creative work.

Annually 250 Youth

from all over NYC take part in over 7 artistic, creative and leadership programs throughout the year.


Jamie Foxx: Master Artist Visit

On Tuesday December 10th at 2:00pm, 50 students from UAP’s Peapod Adobe Youth Voices Academy (the Academy) attended a Master Class with Oscar and Grammy winner, Jamie Foxx. It was a truly inspirational experience, and we here at UAP are tremendously grateful to Jamie Foxx for his time, enthusiasm and unbridled support for the students.

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The Road to IHTD

Take a look at Part  1 of our student produced documentary on their experience traveling to Washington D.C. for the If I Had a Trillion Dollars Festival where they had the opportunity to perform their original music created at the Academy.

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Play Chubby Dash – Created by Academy Game Studio students

Our Academy Coding & Game Design program teaches students about the technical disciplines of computer science, programming apps, creating graphics & designing sound effects using the tools employed by the industry.

Play one of their first games “Chubby Dash”


Become a member and join our groups to share work and build your creative community.

  • Group logo of Creative Movement+ 3
    active 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    Students have made connections between dances from the past and dances from the present, exploring the connection between mood and movement, and how mood is a reflection on time and vice versa.

    Private Group
  • Group logo of Digital Photo+ 2
    active 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    Digital Photography incorporates elements of Photography, Visual Art/Drawing, and Fashion. Students create original work that can be adapted to print, web, and clothing.

    Private Group
  • Group logo of Game Design Studio+ 2
    active 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    In the Game Studio, youth learn the artistic and technical skills needed to create original games and apps, including college-level C# coding, 2D and 3D graphics, sound effects, and gameplay design. Students work […]

    Private Group
  • Group logo of Master Poets+ 1
    active 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    A collective of young poets, emcees and lyricists who are dedicated to using their voices to raise awareness about issues in their community and to advocate for change in their lives and their world.

    Private Group
  • Group logo of Music Production+ 1
    active 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    Using state-of-the-art tools and instruction, the program develops young music leaders through production, lyricism, and song writing.

    Private Group
  • Group logo of Theater and Acting+ 2
    active 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    The LifeStories Youth Ensemble was founded in 2006 to provide students with a laboratory to develop original works. The program , now a part of The Academy, offers advanced acting and playwriting training to high […]

    Private Group
  • Group logo of Video Production+ 3
    active 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    An advanced media production program for high school students to become youth leaders and produce high-quality film, animation, and digital projects addressing social causes of their choosing.

    Private Group


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