Usher’s New Look Milwaukee Senior, Imani Smith, was the featured singer to open the Sankofa Project’s Annual Health Fair, which also featured R&B and Gospel Singer Regina Bell. Imani opened with the Black National Anthem ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing‘. In the fall, Imani is attending Madison Media Institute in Madison, Wisconsin to study music and […]

Congrats to second grader, Shamya Graham, and teacher, Ms. Molly Waldron, from Butler Elementary in Savannah, Georgia, whose class is the third place prize recipient for our Scholastic Reader Leader Challenge. They will receive Usher #BIGGERTHAN bookmarks for their entire grade! In January, we partnered with Scholastic to create a challenge around reading in conjunction with […]

Alexus Mitchell is a senior member of the Usher’s New Look Atlanta Leadership Academy.  This year, she is the recipient of New Look founder, Usher Raymond’s $100,000 UNCF Scholarship. She will use it to attend Tuskegee University and will be the first in her family to go to college. Watch her video blog below to learn […]

APRIL 22, 2015 In support of Global Poverty Project| by Natalie Prolman Prince Ea, activist and inspirational spoken word artist, has done it again. Just in time for Earth Day, he has launched one of the most powerful videos I have ever seen about mitigating climate change — in the first 48 hours, it already has over 29 million […]

Richtopia.com April 19, 2015 “Atlanta has a lot of reasons to feel proud in 2014 when it comes to motivation and valued leadership in the youth community. Mary Pat Hector, a local sixteen-year-old youth leader, and advocate placed her anti-gun violence campaign “Think Twice” on 45 billboards throughout the Atlanta area.” Read More

On April 14th, Usher’s New Look Chief Operations Officer, Gavin McGuire, represented our organization in front of the Ohio House of Representatives. Usher’s New Look’s digital Music Leadership 101 curriculum is currently empowering youth in two Ohio school districts. Leaders of mentoring programs active in the state participated on a panel and offered advice to lawmakers on how to reach young Ohioans […]

Malia Murray, a member of Usher’s New Look since she was in 9th grade and now an alum of University of Georgia, just directed a music video for the song ‘Fly’ by Atlanta artist Raury (Columbia Records)! The video uses animation to portray black history and recent killings caused by police brutality. Malia wrote the storyboard and […]

Last week, for Spring Break Job Shadowing week, eleven New Look Atlanta Leadership Academy students had an amazing time job shadowing at various offices within the City of Atlanta. Denise’Ann Shields, Alexus Mitchell, Keiondra Dupree, Kemon White, Andreris Williams, Angel Thompson, Lameria Primrose, Alex Mitchell, Kayla Bonner, Yasmine Crane and Yekiyah Crane we’re selected for […]

At Usher’s New Look, we’re all about exposure! Exposing youth to better opportunities, like future career pathways, is how we are successfully getting students to think toward their futures and what their purpose will be.  Last week, for Spring Break, New Look youth in Atlanta, Milwaukee and Detroit job shadowed various executives in their communities. In Atlanta, our […]

Last week, Usher’s New Look helped produce a career fair for students at Meadowcreek High School in Norcross, GA. New Look’s partners GE, FedEx,The National Society of High School Scholars, SMS-Advisors, Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices, Arby’s and Traveler’s Insurance presented careers within their companies and educational pathways. Usher’s New Look had a booth where Jordyn Smith, Digital Communications […]

Boynton Beach Community High School is one of many schools in the U.S to take on a new Usher’s New Look digital curriculum course called Music Leadership 101. Music Leadership 101 offers a look into various behind the scenes careers in the entertainment industry with lessons taught by the industry professionals themselves, including former Creative Director of Laface Records, […]

‘The New Look Effect’ is what makes our program unique. It’s the “secret sauce” that’s allowing youth to see meaning in their future through education and career. 100% of New Look Academy youth are graduating high school. 98% are attending college. Here’s why: THE 4 P’s OF THE NEW LOOK EFFECT: PEER TO PEER: Our program […]

New Look Milwaukee Academy 9th graders Aniah Carter, Zohour Ruble, Ariel Riley and Daijian Spears participated in a job shadowing event on Friday, April 10th at the Milwaukee Municipal Court Branch with the Honorable Derek Mosley. Students learned about the justice system and the careers they have to offer from Sheriff’s deputies to court stenographers. Milwaukee 9th […]

On April 9th, for spring break, eight New Look Detroit Leadership Academy students visited the Detroit Institute of Music Education. DIME is a music college like no other – custom built for serious musicians who desire a long term, professional career in modern music. The courses are designed to build strong musical foundations,that will lead […]

Last week was Job Shadow week for Usher’s New Look across all our chapter cities, which got us thinking… Why does this hashtag only have 41 posts so far this year? We need you to help us Raise the Hashtag and give more youth exposure to career possibilities. It’s easy! THE #JOBSHADOW CHALLENGE: Find a young person in […]

This year, Usher’s New Look Atlanta 9th grade Leadership Academy student, Khori Angel, accidentally discovered her passion for doing theatrical makeup and her personal brand of one day becoming a renowned makeup artist in the film and entertainment industry. Specifically, Khori has a unique talent for doing zombie and horror special effects makeup. Her talent is creating looks that appear disturbingly […]

Spring break means job shadow week at Usher’s New Look! To kick it off, our Atlanta Academy students (high school) got the opportunity to hear from three interesting Hawk’s staff members about their careers and the journeys they took to get there. They heard from Eric Platte, Director of Ticket Sales, Jaryd Wilson, Social Media […]

Last Saturday, at the Usher’s New Look Atlanta Leadership Academy, 9th through 12th grade students were exposed to a lesson on professional development led by The Winner’s Circle (TWC), a group of young professionals who offer mentoring services to under-served youth throughout the Atlanta community. TWC kicked off the day with our students with a discussion […]

My name is Penny Nyokabi and I am a UNL alumni. I just completed Usher’s New Look Moguls in Training Program and graduated from Georgia State University with my Master’s in Taxation. I was introduced to New Look in 2010 when I attended the Usher’s New Look World Leadership Conference. Since I joined New Look, […]