In Usher’s New Look’s 4-year high school Leadership Academy program, each grade level corresponds to one of The Four Pillars: Talent, Education, Career and Service. Senior year is the service year. Seniors in each Academy city are tasked with creating a unique service project. UNL Atlanta High School Seniors, Lameria Primrose, Helena Devone and Jacob Skinner came up […]

Photos by McIntosh Bros/RepTheShots A few months ago, we began promoting a contest ran by Tidal in conjunction with Usher’s ‘Chains’ single. The contest asked college students, nation-wide, to tweet using the hashtag #TIDALxCHAINS along with the name of their college or university, for a chance to have Usher host a conversation on social injustice at their […]

Meet Dynasty! Hey! I’m Dynasty aka Duck Dynasty (UNL code name). I joined New Look in 2013 with my twin sister, Diamond, when representatives visited our middle school, Northpoint in Highland Park, MI. Through New Look, I found my SPARK to be business management, but I love also accounting. Before New Look Throughout my life, my family […]

NFL Veteran, husband of Kerry Washington, and friend of Usher’s, Nnamdi Asomugha, brought a group of high achieving high school students from his foundation to Atlanta recently for a week-long college tour trip. The group came by our headquarters to discuss their future college and career plans with our college student peer trainers. At first, the students […]

Usher’s New Look President and CEO, Yvette Cook, recently sat down for an interview with UNL Advisory Council member, Kim McNair, on her TV show, Women on the Move Live. The episode aired on April 7th on ION TV. Watch it below!  

Usher’s New Look CEO, Yvette Cook, and COO, Gavin McGuire, touched down in Detroit recently for a 3-day visit that focused on increasing support for UNL’s current programs. Currently, the city of Detroit houses all three UNL leadership programs: It is home to one of UNL’s four national Leadership Academies (high school), hosts Powered by Service […]

UNL’s three programs for students middle school through college are helping youth from underserved communities discover their inner leader through Four Pillars: Talent, Education, Career and Service. Through the Service Pillar, we teach students that they can find power and purpose in life through giving back and creating change. During a UNL activity called Exploding the Issue, students are taught how to “explode” the […]

Jasmine Pollard joined UNL in 2006 and graduated from Georgia Southern University this past year. Since she was a little girl, her “SPARK” has always been singing. Jasmine works three jobs; As an administrative assistant at Usher’s New Look, selling watches at Michael Kors, and performing gigs any chance she gets. Everywhere she goes, people know her for her […]

There is no one quite like UNL Mogul in Training, Myles Harlan. When he joined the New Look Detroit Leadership Academy in 9th grade, he was shy and got teased about his “SPARK” for playing the oboe. Being a member of Usher’s New Look made him comfortable with it by giving him a group of supportive peers and opportunities to perform. […]

An important part of what we do for our UNL Leadership Academy Students in Atlanta, Milwaukee, Detroit and New York is scholarship help! 86% of UNL students are first-generation college students, so we make sure they know about all possible scholarship opportunities and have the support they need during the college application process.  For this scholarship from […]

Meet Jessieka! Hi! My name is Jessieka Reaves and I joined the Usher’s New Look Atlanta Leadership Academy in October 2013 after I was exposed to the program through a Powered by Service Training at my middle school. It has been three years since I joined, and I am now a junior at Westlake High School. ​ My “SPARK” My spark is […]

Usher’s New Look New York Leadership Academy students were recently invited to attend Usher’s event with TIDAL and Art for Amnesty, which featured,‘Chains’, his powerful new music video that addresses social injustice and police brutality. Read 11th grader Apple’s blog about it below! By Apple Badal, 11th Grade (Pictured above, Third from the left) Recently, I went to an art […]

This week, we’re giving you the chance to support specific UNL students’ dreams! Meet Angellic Ross, a Senior in College at Northwestern University and a member of our Moguls in Training Program. She joined the UNL Milwaukee Leadership Academy as a high school student, and since then has matriculated through the program, earning opportunities to travel with UNL […]