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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Pablo Picasso once said, “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose is to give it away.” At New Look, we help teens identify their SPARK, or gift, and turn it into a greater purpose by using it to give back to the world. It’s incredible to meet adults who believe in […]

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. […]

Thanks to the Ford Motor Company Fund, seven New Look global leaders visited the Dominican Republic, where they conducted Powered by Service leadership trainings for 175 youth from Haiti and Dominican Republic and explore The Four Pillars (talent, education, career & service).  Follow their exciting journey below! Day 1, by Brenda Khor, UNL Mogul in Training, College of Wooster […]

Usher’s New Look New York Leadership Academy students recently teamed up with the NYPD to create a mural that would help foster peace, compassion and community. Read the story and watch the News 12 clip below! WILLIAMSBURG – Some Brooklyn police officers and local children joined forces to create a mural at the 90th Precinct in […]

By Lauren Klose “NYC Together, partnering with Usher’s New Look Youth Leadership Organization, unveiled a mural Friday portraying the strengthening bond between Brooklyn’s Williamsburg community and the 90th Precinct. For 10 weeks, youths from the neighborhood worked with local artist, Elle Sauer, to plan and design the mural.” Read the Full Story

Written by UNL New York 11th grade Youth Leaders, Sierra Boyd and Nyya Collins Photo Credit: Thomas Springer (@FeetsMccoy) Day 1 Recap by Sierra Boyd, 11th grade trainer On Wednesday, May 11th through Friday, May 13, 2016, the Usher’s New Look peer-to-peer trainer team took over Brooklyn, NY with two Powered By Service leadership trainings! We kicked […]

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 […]