The Women Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) in Atlanta “intersects women entrepreneurs with opportunities to create, invigorate, and sustain business success.” As a new initiative and project coming out of the new Usher’s New Look Spark Center, the company is now working with three young women entrepreneurs from our Moguls in Training Program. Georgia State college students, Jasmine […]

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 […]

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 […]

Taliyah, a New Look Atlanta Mogul in Training (our college program) and student at Georgia State, is pursuing her spark as a writer. Recently, she published her first book on WattPad called The Choice Is Yours! Hear her explain the storyline below and click here to read it easily on your computer, tablet or phone! […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

UNL creates a physical space to provide Atlanta teens with technology, tools and training Atlanta, GA, July 7- Usher’s New Look, an organization focused on developing global youth leaders, found that 88% of students feel they don’t have a safe space for experiential learning. That insight led to the creation and launch of the UNL […]

Photos by Thomas Springer (@FeetsMccoy) Since 2009, the Georgia Power Foundation and Southern Company Foundation, under the leadership of Michael Anderson, have supported Usher’s New Look leadership programs for underserved youth in the state of Georgia. With two of the foundations’ top areas of charitable focus being education improvement and arts and culture, we found great […]

Photos by Thomas Springer (@FeetsMccoy) and DJ Blak Magic (@DJBlakMagic) The UNL SPARK Center, coming to Atlanta September 2016, will be an incubator for UNL high school students to learn, create and innovate within the intersection of technology, education and culture. It will be a space where school students become exposed to a plethora career […]

Last week, thanks to the help of Atlanta lawyer, John Mayoue, Usher’s New Look began a new initiative, The League of Men. The goal of the League of Men is to launch a new community of male supporters who can be a positive example for our next generation of young men. Prominent male leaders from Atlanta, […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Read about UNL’s recent Powered by Service Leadership Training Sponsored and Hosted by Ludacris for 200 Atlanta public school students. Via FreddyO.com 02/24/16 “Ludacris and The Ludacris Foundation spent the day giving back to a group of high school students at the historic Carrie Steele Pitts Life Learning Center in Atlanta Georgia. Through the use […]

On Wednesday, February 24, 2016, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and The Ludacris Foundation partnered with UNL to host one of UNL’s day-long Powered by Service (PBS) Leadership Trainings for 220 Atlanta High School Students at the Carrie Steele Pitts Life Learning Center. Powered by Service is a one-day intensive peer-to-peer leadership training that teaches students how to identify their “spark” or passion, create their […]