A Heartfelt Letter from a Detroit New Look parent, Chanel Harlan

Last week, the New Look staff received a letter from Chanel Harlan, the mother of one of our Moguls in Training, or college program youth, Myles Harlan. The letter was so touching we had to share it with the world.  Hope this lights up your week like it did ours 🙂
“Good Evening:

I hope all is well.

In 2011, at Usher’s New Look – World Leadership Conference, a very shy Myles for the first time, stepped on the stage and performed a solo on his oboe before a large audience. Today, he is developing into a well-spoken young man, receiving requests to be a motivational speaker, represent classical music and his talent on oboe. He’s writing music, singing, and most recently, received a nomination to represent his experience as a black male sophomore on a 6 person panelist on a NAACP event with adults, professors and professionals.

Thank you for your role and being a village in his amazing transformation.

I appreciate you and keep up the great work.

Chanel Harlan

Myles: I am very proud of you. You were so shy and withdrawn when you began the program. My wishes were for you to survive, fellowship and be happy. You exceeded my wishes and may you continue to be the strong black man that I raised you to be, pay it forward, make a difference and “be happy”…………

LOVE YOU ALL…………………….”

 

Read the full story of Myles’ New Look journey here