March is National Nutrition Month According to Feeding America, 1 in 7 people in the U.S. face hunger every year. The rates of hunger in children are even higher, with about 1 in 5 lacking proper access to food at some point during the year. @UshersNewLook, kids are supported and encouraged to be the next generation […]

March 23 National Puppy Day is held on March 23 every year in hopes of improving the lives of puppies everywhere. In the USA, approximately 2.11 million puppies are sold from puppy mills. Visit an animal shelter and adopt, volunteer, or donate today. Share a pic of you and your pup on social media. Use […]

March 11 Spring forward – If you think Daylight savings time is an American thing or even a recent change in how we keep time, think again. Daylight Savings Time is used in over 70 countries worldwide and affects over 1 billion people. In 1908, residents of Port Arthur, Ontario (Thunder Bay today) were the […]

March 8 “I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life, grandmothers, teachers, aunts, cousins, neighbors, who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.”  Michelle Obama Today is International Women’s […]

Thanks to Chick-Fil-A for sponsoring our Café here at UNL.  We sincerely appreciate the support!

Our Atlanta students spent a day at the Capitol and met with Governor Deal in early February.  The day included a review of capitol careers and government 101. We heard from some of our elected officials, got to observe our Senate in action and participated in a mock committee discussion HB 673, Motor vehicles: prohibit […]

Usher attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in late January.  The Forum is a non-profit established in 1971 committed to improving the state of the world through public-private cooperation.  The annual forum is attended by leaders and influencers worldwide.  This year Usher attended and was interviewed by CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin where he […]

Thanks to our partner Suntrust Bank, we launched our 2018 “Money Talks” speaker series in February.  The series engages UNL Academy students, social media platform viewers, and panelists from various professional backgrounds in an empowering dialogue on financial topics.  The talks help develop financial literacy, empower students with tools to make informed financial decisions and expose students to various […]

In Atlanta our students and staff honored Martin Luther King Day by starting our day at the Breman Museum where we participated in the No Place for Hate Summit.  That afternoon we attended a special exhibit at the Atlanta History Center featuring key historical events and interactive displays and activities.  It has long been our […]

On January 4, 2018, Courtney Copeland, a Galloway School senior and UNL Leadership Academy student, was named as a Posse Scholar Recipient. Courtney will receive a four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarship to attend George Washington University where she wants to study Biology with a minor in Journalism. Courtney heard about the scholarship originally from Breakthrough Atlanta, and […]

In January, Atara Cummings was named the Fall ’17 Disruptivator Leader of the Year. Atara is a Freshman at Pebblebrook High School and received a perfect grade in Ms. Shani Moore’s (UNL Alum) Leadership Academy Seminar. After participating in Seminar, Atara boasted, “UNL has taught me leadership skills and helped me to develop my talents […]

March 1, Zero Discrimination Day – what does that mean to you? Zero Discrimination Day aims to celebrate individuality, inclusion and human rights while promoting tolerance, compassion and peace. Discrimination refers to the selective practice of unfairly treating a person or a group of people differently than others due to multiple factors such as religion, gender, race, sexuality, age, […]