If you believe what you see in the media, our young people are doomed. They don’t care about important issues. They don’t get out and vote. Their generation is fighting, bullying and killing each other each and every single day. They’re more concerned with Instagram likes and when the next pair of Jordan’s will come […]

Clay HS seniors party to benefit children’s hospital By Joel Porter, WNDU “Seniors party outside Clay High School in South Bend with proceeds benefiting Memorial Hospital. South Bend seniors will be graduating later this week. And many of them normally try to pull pranks during the final days of class. But one school is encouraging […]

Congrats to second grader, Shamya Graham, and teacher, Ms. Molly Waldron, from Butler Elementary in Savannah, Georgia, whose class is the third place prize recipient for our Scholastic Reader Leader Challenge. They will receive Usher #BIGGERTHAN bookmarks for their entire grade! In January, we partnered with Scholastic to create a challenge around reading in conjunction with […]

17 year old high schooler, Andrew Jin, is this week’s honorary New Looker! What he’s achieved is #BIGGERTHAN and Powered by Service! Check it out below. Way to go, Andrew! We see you. By Ariel Schwartz, via Fast Company March 24, 2015 “Like plenty of science-oriented high school kids, Andrew Jin is interested in human […]

Myla Chapman is a senior member of the New Look Detroit Leadership Academy. She says New Look has had a tremendous effect on her life. Listen to her share her story in the video below!  

March 20, 2015 “In Silicon Valley, it’s never too early to become an entrepreneur. Just ask 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee. The California eighth-grader has launched a company to develop low-cost machines to print Braille, the tactile writing system for the visually impaired. Tech giant Intel Corp. recently invested in his startup, Braigo Labs.” Read More from […]

Mo’ne Davis is ‪#‎BIGGERTHAN‬. The 13-year-old all-star athlete just launched her own sneaker line to help impoverished girls! “Professional athletes with sneaker lines take note. Mo’Ne Davis, the first female pitcher to win a Little League World Series game, is doing it better than you and for a worthy cause. The baseball phenom has partnered […]

Last week, Malia Murray, a member of New Look Atlanta since she was in the 9th grade and now a Graduate of the University of Georgia, walked as a model in the Posh for a Purpose fashion show. The event was more just a fashion show. Malia’s mother is a survivor of breast cancer, and the […]

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 […]

Our New Look Milwaukee students are Powered by Service. Check out the #BIGGERTHAN action they chose to take after last week’s Leadership Academy meeting. “In today’s society, there are many homeless people living on the street with very little to no food, water, shelter, clothing and/or toiletries. The future leaders in Usher’s New Look Program […]

You know who Rosa Parks is, but have you heard of a 15-year-old girl named Claudette Colvin? Chances are, you probably have not, but believe it or not, this young girl was also arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus nine months before Rosa Parks did the same. So, how […]

This month, Usher’s New Look partnered with Scholastic to create a Top 10 #BIGGERTHAN Booklist. We asked students, parents and teachers all across the world to submit the names of three books that have inspired them or helped them feel #BIGGERTHAN their obstacles. Now, the results are in! Did your favorites make the list?? Check it out […]

Congrats to New Look Atlanta youth leader, Kaija Pack, a Senior from Mays High School, who has been acknowledged for her dedication to service by making the Atlanta In Town Paper’s ’20 Under 20′ list. Atlanta In Town wrote, “Kaija has turned her birthday into an opportunity to give back to others by creating the ‘Feed […]

Usher’s New Look and Scholastic have joined together once again to show you how books and reading can help young people open a world of possible and dream #BIGGERTHAN! This month, we want to know, What three books have made you #BIGGERTHAN? Has a character motivated you to make a difference? A setting inspired you to get out […]

Our Freshmen in High School, first-year members of the New Look Milwaukee Youth Leadership Academy, are spreading the #BIGGERTHAN movement this holiday by empowering each other through service. This week, they gathered with their chapter coordinator, Percy Eddie, to wrap over 50 gifts for other kids in need from their community, so that they may […]

If you didn’t get a chance to see Usher’s BIGGERTHAN Words Scholastic webcast, you MUST check it out here! Grade school students filled the audience and got to ask Usher questions on how reading has helped him “Open a World of Possible.” One student asked Usher what his greatest achievement besides becoming a music superstar […]

Calling all teachers, kids and parents! Turn into Usher and Scholastic’s BIGGERTHAN Words Webcast on Thursday November 6th at 1:00pm ET. Sign up while you still can at www.scholastic.com/usherwebcast. Students and teachers, don’t forget to visit www.BIGGERTHAN.org to find out how your school could win an Usher’s New Look takeover!

Think back on your education. Is there one particular teacher who stands out? Maybe it’s several. Did they help you become the person you are today? Did they shape the way you thought about the world? Did they make sure you overcame, or were #BIGGERTHAN, your obstacles? Now, how about a “bad” teacher? Was there a […]

In middle school, Myles was bullied for playing the oboe. He struggled with confidence until a pivotal year when his band instructor told him he should join Usher’s New Look. New Look taught Myles to embrace his talent of playing the oboe, and now he is a student at Vanderbilt on his way to becoming a world renowned oboist! Today, […]