On July 20 & 21, 2017, three hundred youth leaders ages 17 to 24, from across the United States and around the world, gathered in Atlanta, Georgia at the new SunTrust Park Atlanta Braves Stadium for the first annual Disruptive Innovation Summit, presented by Usher’s New Look and General Electric! Young thought leaders explored global […]

Check out this cool update from Justin Milner, an 11th grade UNL New York Leadership Academy student from Brooklyn, NY. In this blog, Justin shares a recent spark-starting experience when he got to meet his favorite dancers, the Les Twins! Way to go Justin. We are proud of your confidence and ability to network and […]

UNL brings together 300 youth Disruptivators to drive change! June 15, 2017 (Atlanta, GA) — Usher’s New Look, the non-profit organization founded by Usher Raymond IV, is hosting the inaugural Disruptive Innovation Summit at the new SunTrust Park on July 20th and 21st. UNL’s focus is on transforming the lives of underserved youth by developing […]

Congratulations to Chental Song Bembry, a college student at Hampton University and member of Usher’s New Look’s Moguls in Training Program on her new journalism internship at ABC 2 Baltimore! Oprah Winfrey became a Baltimore news anchor at age 22, and it’s clear Chental is following right in her footsteps! Way to go! At such a young […]

On Monday, April 10, 2017, Harvard’s Transforming Teaching Initiative hosted Usher’s New Look at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The presentation, led by Ms. Yvette Cook, President, Usher’s New Look, and James Harris, Global Ambassador of Youth, Usher’s New Look, showcased How UNL Achieves 100% High School Graduation Rates with their Leadership Academy Participants. In it’s […]

Usher’s New Look recently hosted two music industry pop-up workshops for Atlanta high school and college students with sparks, or passions, around music. Students were exposed to a wide variety of careers related to the music industry. The workshops, conducted by some of Atlanta’s hottest industry professionals, provided students with information vital to starting their careers. […]

1. Why did you decide to join Usher’s New Look? What are your career goals and how do you plan to achieve them? I chose to join UNL to be involved with other individuals like myself. I used to believe I was “weird”, but after joining UNL I viewed my skills and hobbies in a […]

Usher’s New Look and Points of Light are teaming up this National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, 2017.  Find a project near you by searching the many volunteer events happening nationwide at www.AllForGood.org. Sign up to volunteer at any of our three Atlanta service projects below, and you just might see our Founder, Usher Raymond IV! He will […]

Join us on Mondays as we celebrate the incredible college students who make up our Moguls in Training program. This week, meet Brenda Khor, a Mogul in Training from Atlanta, GA, who is in her Senior year at the College of Wooster. To learn learn more about Brenda’s experience in the program, read her interview […]

The new Usher’s New Look Spark Center continues to offer exciting new curriculum for New Look Atlanta high school and college students. One new offering, a 10-week Start Up Business Workshop taught by Mr. Daraka Satcher, is introducing students who have a “spark” for entrepreneurship to a blueprint for how to start their own business. Through […]

Usher’s New Look New York Leadership Academy students recently led a service project in conjunction with the Precious Dreams Foundation. The collaboration provided foster children with comfort items to help them focus on their dreams including pajamas, slippers, socks, plush items and books.  New Look students led an arts & crafts project where they helped the children […]

At Usher’s New Look, we focus on exposing students to careers that match their “spark”, or passion. On Tuesday, February 21st, Usher’s New Look Atlanta Leadership Academy students from various high schools throughout the Greater Atlanta area attended a legislative careers day at the Georgia State Capitol. The day consisted of New Look students getting a chance to […]

Usher’s New Look Milwaukee high school students have new outlooks on life thanks to an inspiring career day put on by our partner, AT&T. On Friday, February 24th, New Look Milwaukee Leadership Academy students attended a career summit at AT&T Headquarters. At the Summit, there were three dynamic speakers, Pamela Malone, Independent Business entrepreneur, Jason Fields, […]

The opening of the new UNL Spark Center, a physical hub for New Look youth leaders in Atlanta, GA, has allowed us to expand our programming and provide even more exposure opportunities for our students to explore various career pathways. One such opportunity is our new 12-week ‘Writes of Passage’ Program every Thursday evening for Leadership Academy (high school) and Moguls […]

by Usher’s New Look Mogul in Training & Marketing Intern, Sierra Porter Hi, guys! My name is Sierra Porter. I am a Mogul In Training and an Usher’s New Look Intern. Before going off to college, I struggled to find quick and easy scholarships that didn’t make me want to pull my hair out. So […]

Usher’s New Look develops young Detroit leaders through service on life’s big stage January 31, 2017 By Scott Talley | A Special to the Michigan Chronicle A proud Detroit native, Jarvis-LaRue Brown is a dedicated, hard worker who loves to help his community. And Brown is able to live out his passion with a little […]

The Women Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) in Atlanta “intersects women entrepreneurs with opportunities to create, invigorate, and sustain business success.” As a new initiative and project coming out of the new Usher’s New Look Spark Center, the company is now working with three young women entrepreneurs from our Moguls in Training Program. Georgia State college student, Jasmine […]

Mary-Pat Hector joined Usher’s New Look at age 13, and launched her first Powered by Service project with us. Today, she is a member of our college Moguls in Training program, and running for City Council. Read the CNN Feature below! http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/12/politics/mary-pat-hector-georgia/  By Ryan Prior, February 12, 2017 Atlanta (CNN) – A 19-year-old Georgia woman has […]

Published by Brittney Keith Brittney Keith is an Usher’s New Look Marketing Intern, member of our Moguls in Training program and a Junior Journalism major at Georgia State University   Did you know, as minority populations grow, a racial gap persists in higher education? The most recent data shows that only 19% of Latino adults have […]

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Usher’s New Look Leadership Academy students and Moguls-in-Training (high school and college) in Atlanta, Milwaukee, Detroit and New York hosted events and conducted service. Check out what each city did below! ATLANTA Atlanta Academy students went to see the blockbuster movie, ‘Hidden Figures’, which tells the incredible untold […]