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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

January isn’t just the fresh beginning of a New Year, it’s also National Mentoring Month! At New Look, we define mentoring as any opportunity to help our teens make strides towards their “spark”, or greater purpose. Our mentoring mission is to provide access, awareness and exposure, so that all students, regardless of where they come from, have […]

Did you know, coding is the most important job skill of the future? According to reports from Burning Glass and The White House, The top 5 major job categories that use coding are, Information Technology (IT) worker, Data Analysts, Artists and designers, Engineers and Scientists Programming jobs are growing at a rate 12% faster than the […]

In August of 2016, Malik Manmoham, a student of the New Look New York Chapter since 7th grade, started his first semester at Florida A&M University. The first in his family to go to college, his parents, both immigrants, were extremely proud. However, due to financial circumstances they couldn’t be with him to embark on this […]

Economic disparity, lack of equal access, broken homes, lack of self-confidence, lack of self-love, stuck in a cycle of poverty. These are just a few of the challenges our youth face daily. New Look fosters an environment for innovative change, offering a Four-Year After-school Leadership Academy that empowers underserved students to break the chains. 100% […]

The New York Leadership Academy is back in session! In Brooklyn, 75 high school students gathered for orientation from schools, City Polytechnic High, Susan S. McKinney, Park Slope and Opportunity Charter. The students heard from a wide array of motivational guest speakers who spoke on each of New Look’s four pillars, Talent, Education, Career, and Service: […]

October 18th through 21st, Usher’s New Look sparked the minds of over 528 Atlanta students with four days of Powered by Service (PBS) leadership trainings at Campbell and Meadowcreek High Schools. Campbell, a Cobb County Public School, and Meadowcreek, a Gwinnett County Public School, are both sites of New Look’s new in-school Leadership Academy model, […]

New Look helps high school students enter whichever career pathway matches their spark, or passion. From science and technology, to business and the arts, students are free to choose whatever “sparks” them. For many students, this is music and entertainment. However, most students do not know the multitude of careers available to them to be […]

Simon Sinek is an author, optimist and celebrity TED Talks speaker, whose passion is to help individuals discover their “why”, much like New Look helps youth identify their “spark”, or purpose, early on. Similar to UNL, Sinek holds a bold goal of building a movement towards a world in which the vast majority of people go […]

This week, we’re kicking off #MogulMonday! Each Monday, you’ll get the chance to learn more about the college students of our Moguls in Training program. Most of these students, who attend colleges across the country, have matriculated into the Moguls in Training program after being members of our high school Leadership Academies in Atlanta, Milwaukee, Detroit and New York. However, […]