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 […]

At Usher’s New Look, a huge part of what we do is exposing youth to opportunities they would never have access to otherwise. This is how we are helping underserved students identify “sparks” and potential career pathways that they may have never considered before. Recently, we were able to expose a group of five UNL […]

Atlanta, GA, February 23, 2016– This Wednesday, February 24, 2016, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Usher’s New Look Organization are hosting a Powered by Service Leadership Training for 220 Atlanta High School Students! Chris “Ludacris” Bridges gives back to his local Atlanta community with a “Powered by Service” Leadership Training workshop delivered by Usher’s New Look […]

Thanks to Governor Nathan Deal, Lt. Governor Cagle, Irene Munn and Roy Neil, the students from UNL’s city-wide Atlanta Leadership Academy and the Pebblebrook High School In-School Academy had an amazing educational and career exposure experience last week. Students learned how state government operates, observed a portion of the Senate session, heard from representatives and lobbyists and participated in a mock […]

Taylor Kathleen Dalton is officially the valedictorian of her senior class at Maynard Jackson HS! She has been accepted to Georgia Tech and will start there full-time in Fall 2016. Technically she will begin as a Junior, thanks to her dual enrollment credits from attending Atlanta Metropolitan State College and Georgia Tech as a high school student […]

DID YOU KNOW?? “Currently, a dollar circulates in Asian communities for a month, in Jewish communities approximately 20 days and white communities 17 days. How long does a dollar circulate in the black community? 6 hours!!! African American buying power is at 1.1 Trillion; and yet only 2 cents of every dollar an African American […]

Congrats to Lareya Brown, a member of the Usher’s New Look Atlanta Leadership Academy since she was in 9th grade. Lareya is the proud recipient of a Posse Foundation Scholarship, which will cover her full tuition to Boston University. While her spark is singing, she plans to study Pre-Med and Business in college and then attend medical […]

We have a new word to describe the students we’re developing at UNL: Disruptivators.  It’s a mix of being a disruptor and an innovator. Disruptivators are the next generation of leaders who will shake things up with their unconventional and unprecedented ideas. They’re the kind of leaders who will usher in a better future for us all. Martin Luther King Jr. was a disruptivator, […]

January 7th and 8th, the Usher’s New Look peer trainers took to Pebblebrook High School in Mableton, GA to train and certify another 120 9th grade students in our Powered by Service leadership curriculum, a 1-day in-school intensive experiential training that teaches students how to excel in talent, education, career and service. The 120 youth trained this […]

Eighty-eight students are now aware of a passion and career pathway they never knew existed: Coding. In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, December 7th to 13th, eighty-eight Usher’s New Look high school Leadership Academy students across our chapter cities, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Detroit and Brooklyn, participated in Hour of Code workshops led by their college UNL peers. Each […]

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 […]

WHAT IS THE UNL ‘SPARK Center’? We surveyed our students and found out 88% do not have a safe space that is conducive to learning after-school and on weekends, and they’re hungering for more experiential learning. So we created The Spark Center, a student-led, global meeting space for expanding, exploring and exposing young minds. A […]

At orientation for the Usher’s New Look Atlanta Leadership Academy, President & CEO, Yvette Cook, asked high school students ‘Why are you here?’ This is what they had to say. Thank you to our each guest speaker who spoke on our four pillars panel! Talent, Entertainer QT Jazz Education, UNL Atlanta Senior Mogul in Training, Kamera Cobb Career, […]

Have you heard about ‘The New Look Effect’? Have you felt it? Get to know the powerful impact UNL is having on youth through the eyes of Atlanta 11th grader, DenisèAnn Shields! Meet DenisèAnn! I first joined the Usher’s New Look family in October of 2014, and my “spark” is entertainment. I do anything from dancing, singing, acting to playing […]

UNL Atlanta Mogul in Training, Richard Lawson, joined New Look in 2009. He is one of the most interesting, talented and impressive young men you will ever meet. Through all his hardships, he has developed strong character and spirit. Now, he is heading to the Navy. We are very proud of how far he’s come, […]

200 youth from Meadowcreek High School in Norcross, GA are now certified in Powered by Service leadership training. A total of 100 students, 25 from each grade level, will matriculate into the Usher’s New Look Leadership Academy. In addition to being invited to join UNL Atlanta’s bi-monthly “Academy” meetings held on Saturdays at Emory University, […]