On April 8, 2019, I, along with three other MITs, facilitated a special Powered By Service training for 125 African students and teachers representing 19 African countries. These youth were a part of the Pan-African Youth Leadership Program, where they were nominated to the US Embassy by their respective country and offered a three week […]

Usher’s New Look (UNL) hosted its inaugural “Follow the Money Tour” in Washington, DC, during the February 18th-21st mid-winter recess school break.  The tour, made possible by a grant from SunTrust Foundation, is part of UNL’s Financial Literacy training infused into the organization’s Powered By Service (8th grade), Leadership Academy (grades 9-12) and Moguls-In-Training (college/postsecondary) […]

                          Powered By Service is a UNL program where businesses and UNL staff go into a school and conduct training sessions for middle or high school students. The program uses peer-to-peer interactions and highlights the benefits of servant leadership combined with enhancing talent, […]

Tuesday April 3 We were out and about last week. Our speaker series launched at Pebblebrook HS by featuring local Entrepreneurs who shared their story with #UshersNewLook students. We also took college tours at Auburn and Alabama State. At UNL we know hearing inspiring stories from real world success stories can be an example that many kids […]

March is National Nutrition Month According to Feeding America, 1 in 7 people in the U.S. face hunger every year. The rates of hunger in children are even higher, with about 1 in 5 lacking proper access to food at some point during the year. @UshersNewLook, kids are supported and encouraged to be the next generation […]

March 23 National Puppy Day is held on March 23 every year in hopes of improving the lives of puppies everywhere. In the USA, approximately 2.11 million puppies are sold from puppy mills. Visit an animal shelter and adopt, volunteer, or donate today. Share a pic of you and your pup on social media. Use […]

March 11 Spring forward – If you think Daylight savings time is an American thing or even a recent change in how we keep time, think again. Daylight Savings Time is used in over 70 countries worldwide and affects over 1 billion people. In 1908, residents of Port Arthur, Ontario (Thunder Bay today) were the […]

March 8 “I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life, grandmothers, teachers, aunts, cousins, neighbors, who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.”  Michelle Obama Today is International Women’s […]

March 1, Zero Discrimination Day – what does that mean to you? Zero Discrimination Day aims to celebrate individuality, inclusion and human rights while promoting tolerance, compassion and peace. Discrimination refers to the selective practice of unfairly treating a person or a group of people differently than others due to multiple factors such as religion, gender, race, sexuality, age, […]

  #BlackHistoryMonth @ushersnewlook It wasn’t until 2002 that an African American won a gold medal in the Winter Olympics. Bobsledder VONETTA FLOWERS became the first black person to win a gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. Her track coach from when she was 9 years old was at the finish […]

 The cost per student to attend the Disruptive Innovation Summit is $199 for a local Atlanta student, $1500 for a national student coming from out of state and $3,000 for International Students including event ticket, airfare and hotel. To sponsor more than one student, please enter your donation value in the ‘other’ field. If interested in […]

*Usher’s New Look students sign up directly through your coordinator! Summit Refund Policy: Summit registration may be canceled with full refund (less a $50 processing fee per registration) provided written notification is received any time up until June 30th. No refunds will be given after June 30th at 11:59pm.

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 […]

Eleventh and 12th grade students from the Atlanta Leadership Academy participated in a college essay-writing workshop on Saturday November 7, 2015. The two-part program featured a panel of current students and recent graduates from Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Howard University, Morehouse College, Spelman College and The University of Georgia. “I really enjoyed speaking […]

Last week, for Spring Break Job Shadowing week, eleven New Look Atlanta Leadership Academy students had an amazing time job shadowing at various offices within the City of Atlanta. Denise’Ann Shields, Alexus Mitchell, Keiondra Dupree, Kemon White, Andreris Williams, Angel Thompson, Lameria Primrose, Alex Mitchell, Kayla Bonner, Yasmine Crane and Yekiyah Crane we’re selected for […]

Erick Perkins joined New Look Milwaukee in 2010 when he was in the 10th grade. Today, he is a 22-year-old alum who works alongside Milwaukee Coordinator, Percy Eddie, to help lead our high school Leadership Academy students. Erick’s passion is music, and he is currently working while pursuing his talent of songwriting and performing. Erick uses […]