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 […]

The new Usher’s New Look Spark Center continues to offer exciting new curriculum for New Look Atlanta high school and college students. One new offering, a 10-week Start Up Business Workshop taught by Mr. Daraka Satcher, is introducing students who have a “spark” for entrepreneurship to a blueprint for how to start their own business. Through […]

At Usher’s New Look, we focus on exposing students to careers that match their “spark”, or passion. On Tuesday, February 21st, Usher’s New Look Atlanta Leadership Academy students from various high schools throughout the Greater Atlanta area attended a legislative careers day at the Georgia State Capitol. The day consisted of New Look students getting a chance to […]

The opening of the new UNL Spark Center, a physical hub for New Look youth leaders in Atlanta, GA, has allowed us to expand our programming and provide even more exposure opportunities for our students to explore various career pathways. One such opportunity is our new 12-week ‘Writes of Passage’ Program every Thursday evening for Leadership Academy (high school) and Moguls […]

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 student, 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 […]