Rayshawn Carson joined New Look in 2005 when he was 15. Today he is 24, pursuing his talent of singing, acting, and preaching through a career as a full-time minister in Atlanta, GA! Meet Rayshawn! My chorus teacher informed me about New Look back in 2005! The day she shared the New Look organization with me was […]

In honor of National Parent Involvement Day, Jordyn Smith, Digital Communications Strategist for UNL, sat down with Usher’s New Look parent, Kiki Kelly, to hear about her and her three sons’ experience in the New Look program! Check it out!

While he’s not a member of Usher’s New Look, 11 year old, Samuel Love, is Powered by Service! Check out this story below from The Huffington Post by Dominique Mosbergen 11/10/2014 “He’s an 11-year-old with a heart of gold. For the third year in a row, Samuel Love, a fifth-grader from Chicago, is hosting an ambitious toy drive […]

11/07/2014 From Entrepreneur.com by Martin Zwilling http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/239316 “A popular myth these days is that finishing college only dilutes your entrepreneurial instincts, and the best of the best, including Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, dropped out early to hasten their success. I agree with Robert E. Litan, former VP of research at the Kauffman Foundation, […]

Usher’s New Look develops youth from under served communities into Global Youth Leaders by way of Access, Awareness and Empowerment.  For those of you who are not familiar with how our program works, here it is in a nutshell! Students begin our program in 8th grade through Powered by Service training, where they identify their TALENT and how to […]

Keiondra is a member of our Atlanta Leadership Academy. She is a Junior in High School at K.I.P.P Atlanta Collegiate. Here are #5Looks at her experience in New Look’s programs! Meet Keiondra! I met Usher around Christmas 2012 when I was admitted into the hospital from complications of my Sickle Cell Disease and he did a gingerbread house with me. […]

Last week, in conjunction with Usher’s UR Experience Detroit tour date, New Look held a cultivation event for all our Detroit area sponsors. Detroit students presented testimonials on how New Look has impacted their lives. New Look presented standout sponsors Accenture, Ford and MGM Grande with special awards to honor their commitment to our national […]

Dear New Look Nation,You know the saying, ‘It takes a village to raise a child’? Well, the village is on fire and we need YOUR help to build it back up. This Thursday, November 13th, can you help us meet our Georgia Gives Day goal and ultimately help more youth become #BIGGERTHAN their circumstances?Each year, 1.3 million U.S. students […]

Terez Chapman joined New Look in 9th grade. Today, she is a senior at Carver Early College in Atlanta and a member of dual enrollment at Georgia State University.  “I never imagined I would end up with one of the best jobs in the world. Despite my confidence, a part of me was laced with […]

If you didn’t get a chance to see Usher’s BIGGERTHAN Words Scholastic webcast, you MUST check it out here! Grade school students filled the audience and got to ask Usher questions on how reading has helped him “Open a World of Possible.” One student asked Usher what his greatest achievement besides becoming a music superstar […]

“I wanted to find a way to give youth 18 and under a voice. I wanted young people to understand, that this election does impact their life. It affects the type of education they receive, if they’ll receive healthcare when they’re sick and if they’ll have help getting into college.” -Usher Raymond, Founder Our Atlanta youth […]

Calling all teachers, kids and parents! Turn into Usher and Scholastic’s BIGGERTHAN Words Webcast on Thursday November 6th at 1:00pm ET. Sign up while you still can at www.scholastic.com/usherwebcast. Students and teachers, don’t forget to visit www.BIGGERTHAN.org to find out how your school could win an Usher’s New Look takeover!