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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Usher’s New Look peer trainers hosted an exciting week of Powered by Service leadership trainings in Detroit, MI, October 17th through 21st. The trainings served a total of 356 7th through 12th graders at Burton International, Carver Stem, Gompers and the Detroit International Academy of Young Women. Principal Milner at Gompers told us, “I was […]

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 […]

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, […]

Last week, Jylla and Curtis Tearte of the Tearte Foundation surprised UNL student interns, Shani Moore, a graduate student at James Madison University and member of New Look since 2005, and Desirae Gibson, a Senior at Georgia State University and new member of our college program, with $1,500 scholarships to help cover costs for school. The girls […]

August 1-5, Usher’s New Look provided Powered by Service trainings for the entire freshman class of 745 students at Pebblebrook High School in Mableton, GA. While historically, the New Look Leadership Academy has been an after-school and weekend program for high school youth, Pebblebrook is one of three Georgia schools to pilot our in-school Leadership Academy Model […]

By Sequoia Mitchell Sequoia joined the UNL Detroit Leadership Academy in 2011. Today, she is a Mogul in Training and a rising  junior at Wayne State University. HOLA! I have spent my last night in the Dominican Republic, it has been life changing. Our last day started with a two hour drive to Santiago, Dominican Republic. […]

By Jasmine Pollard Jasmine is a UNL alum and 2015 graduate of Georgia Southern University. She joined New Look when she was in 7th grade, and today works on staff as our Office Coordinator. When she isn’t doing that, Jasmine’s spark is singing. She is pursuing a career as a full-time musician. You can hear […]

By Elizabeth Williams UNL Detroit Mogul in Training, Rising Senior at Grand Valley State University Elizabeth Williams is is co-founder of a nonprofit called Books IV Bonding, which she started with her sister and the support of UNL and her mentor, Usher. The nonprofit provides books for schools in Kenya and inner-city Detroit, with the […]

By Kayla Rhoden Kayla Rhoden joined New Look Atlanta Leadership Academy as a freshman in high school. This year, she matriculated into our Moguls in Training program as a college freshman attending Syracuse University. She is the proud recipient of a 4-year Posse Foundation Scholarship. Greetings from the Dominican Republic! Today was our first full day in the beautiful […]

Each summer, while school is out, we continue to engage our students with a summer tradition that goes back to our roots: Camp New Look! This modern-day twist on the original camp model (2005-2009) includes week of camp-like activities centered around the four pillars for high school students in each UNL city. In Atlanta, we […]