Current and Future Partners: Come see our program live in action. Reserve Your Spot Today by emailing ATLANTA September 2- Powered by Service, Meadowcreek High School, Norcross, GA October 2- Meadowcreek High School Leadership Academy Launch, Norcross, GA December 9- Actor’s Boutique with Leadership Academy and Moguls in Training Students, Atlanta, GA TBA- Leadership […] is a great site that is helping connect celebrities and fans around important causes. By making a donation to a nonprofit, you can be entered to win a wide array of cool experiences including celebrity meet and greets. In July, we hosted a contest in partnership with Chideo for one lucky winner and a […]

Careshia Moore began volunteering with Usher’s New Look in September of 2012 as a curriculum developer and a volunteer member of the Program Committee. She joined UNL as the Curriculum Specialist for New Look in December of 2012. Today she serves as our National Program Director. Prior to joining UNL, Careshia worked as a practicing […]

Usher’s New Look: When and how did you discover New Look? What is your first New Look memory? Helena: I am a senior in high school at Therell HS in Atlanta, GA. I was first introduced to Usher’s New Look when I was in the eighth grade. My school counselor suggested I join the program because […]

From American Graduate August 15, 2015 Although celebrities have often put their stature and acclaim to work in supporting worthy organizations, two famous men have now put their funding to work as well. Within the past week, singer Usher and Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James have committed efforts to keep kids on the right path to success and graduating. […]

10 Years ago, when Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans,  Usher ignited a movement to help rebuild the city. Through his nonprofit organization, Usher’s New Look, Usher immediately engaged volunteers on the grounds. Following the aftermath, Usher’s New Look gathered other entertainers including Alicia Keys, T.I and Young Jeezy for a ‘Project Restart Concert’ held in Atlanta, which […]

Zhane Simpkins just graduated from Tri Cities High School in Atlanta and finished up her last year in the UNL Atlanta Leadership Academy. This August 2015 she starts her freshman year at Columbia University in Chicago! Read below to learn about the effect New Look’s programs have had on her life. 1) Meet Zhane! Hey Zhane! So how did you […]

If you believe what you see in the media, our young people are doomed. They don’t care about important issues. They don’t get out and vote. Their generation is fighting, bullying and killing each other each and every single day. They’re more concerned with Instagram likes and when the next pair of Jordan’s will come […]

At Usher’s New Look, we’re all about EXPOSURE to better circumstances. If a student thinks they might want to go into a particular career field, we make sure they get to see, feel and experience it during high school. This way, they are well prepared with an intended major and a vision for their future before […]

The Challenge The Forbes Under 30 $1 Million Change the World Competition is the largest ever for young social entrepreneurs. Five or six finalists, selected from the complete pool of competitors, will receive a cash award of $100,000 USD. They will then compete on-stage at the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia on October 6, 2015 in front […]

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The week of our 16th year celebration, the United to Ignite Awards, Usher hopped on The Bert Show to talk about Usher’s New Look. Click the link below to listen! 

Congrats to UNL Detroit Mogul in Training, Atif Hashwi, on achieving his dream of becoming a movie star! Atif joined Usher’s New Look in 2009. Today, he studies bio-medical engineering and theatre at University of Southern California. “I have an obligation to achieve and do great things with my life. New Look has invested and […]

Usher’s New Look partner, Kids4Kids is doing great work in Hong Kong with our Powered by Service training model. This organization has successfully trained over 500 youth in China, and has afforded UNL’s United States-based youth leaders the eye-opening experience of training other youth in our curriculum abroad. Kids4Kids Founder, Michele Lai, recently flew to the U.S […]

“Pebblebrook High School in Mableton, GA launches new academies in time for the new school year. They’re partnering with Usher’s “New Look” program for this year. Every freshman will choose from two areas of study: Creative Studies or Global Service.” Check out this news video on

by Hilary Butschek August 04, 2015  Educators say the class of 2019 will have a different education than any other Pebblebrook High School class, emphasizing the relevance of academic standards in their lives. About 650 freshmen gathered in the school gym on Monday morning to hear about a program that emphasizes leadership and community involvement sponsored […]

Inspired by our programs? Find out 4 ways you can get involved below! 1) Follow us Tell Your Network About @UshersNewLook on social media and use the hashtag #UNLeffect. Tell them about the “New Look Effect’, the ripple effect our program is creating by empowering youth to realize they can change the world ! 2) Volunteer Fill […]

“My goal is to keep doubling this number until The New Look Effect can be felt around the world.” -Usher Raymond IV Huffington Post August 4, 2015 Usher wants to improve high school dropout rates across the globe. The singer launched “Usher’s New Look” program with his mother, Jonetta Patton, in 1999 to increase high school graduation […]

Twenty-three rising 10th through 12th grade students went on a college tour visiting Auburn University and Tuskegee University last month. The trip was the first time the Atlanta chapter of the organization had an out-of-state trip. It was also the first time many of the students visited any college. “Aside from it being a good […]