Week three of our National Powered by Service Tour led us to Detroit, Michigan where our traveling alumni trainers certified 377 youth from seven local schools including, Carver Stem, Detroit International Academy, Detroit Academy of the Arts and Sciences, Palmer Park, Fisher Magnet, Clippert Academy and Go Lightly Educational Academy. Learn more about our Powered by Service leadership training here and […]

Congratulations to Usher’s New Look Atlanta youth, Tony Betton, on his new summer internship with The Ryan Seacrest Foundation! This month, Tony is finishing up his first year as a college Mogul in Training at Georgia State University with a major in Broadcast Communications. This internship will put Tony one step closer towards his dream […]

The week of May 13th kicked off the second week of our 2015 national Powered by Service tour! Powered by Service, our one-day peer-to-peer leadership program, is the entry point for middle school students into our current high school Leadership Academies in Atlanta, Detroit, New York and Milwaukee.  Milwaukee Coordinator, Percy Eddie, Detroit Coordinator, Jarvis […]

On May 16th, Usher’s New Look’s James Harris, program Alumni and Digital Program Strategy Manager, and Myles Harlan, Mogul in Training student at Vanderbilt University, represented our organization at the annual OPPI Festival in New York City. James Harris told the story of his journey from New Look program participant to board member, then spoke […]

May 4, 2015, we kicked off our national Powered by Service tour by taking over four Brooklyn middle schools in one week! Program Strategy Manager, James Harris, Atlanta Coordinator, Tommy Springer and Mogul in Training Students, Larnell Ellison, Brandon Hamilton, and Rashad Cain facilitated full-day peer to peer leadership trainings at P.S. 266, P.S. 282, Gateway Middle School […]

Elizabeth Williams is a rising Senior at Grand Valley State University, co-founder of her own nonprofit organization, Books IV Bonding, and now an intern at Quicken Loans. Read her Mogul in Training update below to learn how she is progressing towards her career goals and staying on top of her personal brand! “My name is […]

The Usher’s New Look Atlanta Leadership Academy recently heard from a brilliant guest speaker, Javier Farfan. Javier blew the youth away when he spoke about his background and his super cool position at Verizon, The Vice President of Cultural Marketing! “His job is basically to tell Verizon what’s hip and cool so that their marketing […]

New Look Atlanta Senior, Terez Chapman’s, talent is writing. She recently published an essay for WyzAnt.com’s $10,000 college scholarship contest.  The writing topic was, ‘Describe one way in which your education has empowered you.’ Read Terez’s incredible response below! My Academic Excellence, I Heal with Pages Everyone in my household has various roles to play. My […]

When we met Melvin Taylor last year as an 8th grader during one of our Powered by Service trainings, he told us about his unique passion for baking. Going around the room, he shyly told us that in his spare time he enjoys cooking food for his family. His favorite dish to make? Crème brûlée! That day, we […]

Thank you to our partner Ford, for presenting Usher’s New Look Detroit youth Dante Hollis and Ciara Lee, as well as Los Angeles youth, Nadji Jeter, with the opportunity to lead Expressions at this week’s Ford Freedom Awards Scholar Lecture! Expressions is a core Usher’s New Look activity where youth showcase their talents in front of others […]

You might recognize University of Georgia football star, Malcolm Mitchell, from his recent news segment on CBS, which highlighted how he discovered his passion for reading after joining a local women’s book club and making some very unlikely friendships. Since the segment aired, Malcolm, who is a close college friend of Usher’s New Look Atlanta Alum, Malia Murray, has […]

In honor of College Signing Day, Get Schooled has partnered with First Lady Michelle Obama to celebrate all seniors heading off to college next year!  To celebrate all college bound seniors, they are giving away five $1,000 scholarships through a Twitter sweepstakes.  To enter, seniors need to: Write a tweet using #CollegeSigningDay @GetSchooled @UniContigo Follow @GetSchooled […]