Usher’s New Look & Southwest Airlines partner to host a Powered by Service Leadership Training for 185 Atlanta Public Schools Students at J.E. Brown Middle School.  Watch the news clip via WSB-TV here, then read the recap below! Usher’s New Look, is on a mission to develop the next generation of global youth leaders, so […]

Meet Taylor Hi, my name is Taylor Hopkins! I received the opportunity to join Usher’s New Look Detroit chapter in 2009, when I was in my senior year of high school. My “SPARKS” are baking and photography. Through Usher’s New Look, I was able to learn videography. I loved every moment of it. Baking has always been […]

April 20-22, UNL facilitated three days of Powered by Service leadership trainings for over 500 middle school students in Milwaukee, WI;  210 students at Lincoln Center for the Arts, 150 students at Golda Meir, and 160 students at Roosevelt Middle School. Click on the hyperlink to learn more about our 4-6 hour Powered by Service training curriculum. Ten current UNL […]

Atif Hashwi joined Usher’s New Look Detroit in 2009. His SPARK is acting. Today, he is a member of our college Moguls in Training program and attends USC where he studies bio-medical engineering and theatre. Check out his exciting update below!  “Last October, I landed my first major role on television on the Criminal Minds spin-off show. This Wednesday, […]

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 […]

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 […]

UNL Milwaukee Leadership Academy Students (High School) participated in a STEM career and education opportunities night at Golda Meir School sponsored by our partner General Electric. Read all about it below in this blog written by 10th grader, Angela Soto! Angela’s SPARK is helping others and she is pursuing a career in the medical field. “There were […]

Over the course of three training days, March 14-17, Usher’s New Look trained and certified nearly 500 Atlanta Public School students in Powered by Service! UNL’s partner SunTrust sponsored the first two days of trainings at Therrell and the New Schools at Carver. Arby’s sponsored Day 3 at Douglass High School. UNL peer trainers flew in from N.Y, Detroit and […]

Five UNL Atlanta Leadership Academy students (and 1 parent!) are “SPARKED” to pursue careers in acting thanks to Usher’s New Look, actress Natalia Livingston and the Actor Boutique. In October, Usher’s New Look teamed up with a new partner, the Actor Boutique, to provide a unique career exposure opportunity for Atlanta high school students. The Actor Boutique, a program founded by […]

Peer-to-Peer is our secret sauce. Here’s an “inside look” at what it’s like to be one of Usher’s UNL Trainers. Elizabeth Williams joined the UNL Detroit chapter in 9th grade and is now a senior in college at Grande Valley State University. She is the co-founder of her own nonprofit, Books IV Bonding, which was an […]

SunTrust Sponsors UNL Powered by Service Trainings for 400 Atlanta Youth SunTrust is SPARKING our future leaders again! In June, SunTrust teamed up with Usher’s New Look to sponsor three Powered by Service Leadership Trainings for 500 students in Washington, D.C. Now, they’ve joined us again, this time to ignite the futures of 400 Atlanta Public […]