Week three of our National Powered by Service Tour led us to Detroit, Michigan where our traveling alumni trainers certified 377 youth from seven local schools including, Carver Stem, Detroit International Academy, Detroit Academy of the Arts and Sciences, Palmer Park, Fisher Magnet, Clippert Academy and Go Lightly Educational Academy. Learn more about our Powered by Service leadership training here and […]

Thank you to our partner Ford, for presenting Usher’s New Look Detroit youth Dante Hollis and Ciara Lee, as well as Los Angeles youth, Nadji Jeter, with the opportunity to lead Expressions at this week’s Ford Freedom Awards Scholar Lecture! Expressions is a core Usher’s New Look activity where youth showcase their talents in front of others […]

On April 9th, for spring break, eight New Look Detroit Leadership Academy students visited the Detroit Institute of Music Education. DIME is a music college like no other – custom built for serious musicians who desire a long term, professional career in modern music. The courses are designed to build strong musical foundations,that will lead […]

Usher’s New Look Detroit participated in a hackathon at the Ford Resource and Engagement Center in partnership with #YesWeCode. New Look Detroit Program Coordinator, Jarvis Brown, Mogul in Training, Ciarah Lee, and Leadership Academy Senior, Dante Hollis, participated by helping lead activities for middle school youth including ‘Expressions’, a New Look tradition where students step out of […]

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!  

Thirteen New Look Detroit Academy students (9th-12th graders) experienced a “finding the right college” workshop led by Accenture employees. The workshop helped them discover the right major and minor, learn the importance of developing a college portfolio and provided students with resources to help with their college search. This networking session helped students create effective elevator speeches […]

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, New Look Detroit youth partnered up with the BuildOn organization to do various projects and activities at Osborn High School. Many of these projects included giving the school a “new look” so that their peers at Osborn High could have a better environment to learn in. Students painted “dream” benches […]

Usher’s New Look Detroit is Powered by Service! Sequoia Mitchell, Myles-Amir Harlan, Madisyn Ramsey and Der’Laina McKinney, members of our Detroit Moguls in Training Program, a leadership program for college students, took time out of their relaxing winter breaks to serve at Detroit’s Cappuchin Soup Kitchen! Together, they donated items to the kitchen with the help of […]

Art is a great way to open the mind and gain a new perspective. Last Friday night, New Look Detroit took a field trip to the Detroit Institute of Arts! Thanks to our partners Ford Fund and Gleaners, thirty-two tenth through twelfth grade students from Cody High School got to enjoy a night of art.

New Look focuses on helping students excel in talent, education and career, but the thing that sets us apart from other afterschool programs is our service component called Powered by Service. Usher believes service is what makes a good leader great, so, students are taught to use their passion and potential to make a difference in […]

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 […]

Last week, the New Look staff received a letter from Chanel Harlan, the mother of one of our Moguls in Training, or college program youth, Myles Harlan. The letter was so touching we had to share it with the world.  Hope this lights up your week like it did ours 🙂 “Good Evening: I hope […]

Timberlery Williams joined New Look in 2012. Today she is in the 11th grade at the Osborn Collegiate Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology in Detroit, Michigan. Meet Timberlery! “I first discovered Usher’s New Look through BuildOn, which is a nonprofit organization at my school that empowers young people to transform their neighborhoods and the world […]

 On Saturday, Detroit kicked off the school year with New Look orientation for the forty-five NEW members of the 9th grade Leadership Academy class and a welcome back for all returning Detroit New Look youth! A huge thank you to New Look partner, Ford, for providing the orientation location, the Ford Resource Center in Southwest Detroit. […]

DETROIT — Ford Motor Company Fund is joining with the UAW to donate $200,000 to support arts, music and athletics in Detroit Public Schools, part of more than $1 million in new scholarships, grants and career outreach programs that Ford’s philanthropic arm is launching this month to further its commitment to education. On October 7th, Ford […]

On October 7, New Look partnered with the Ford Fund to host a STEAM Day (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math) for 200 Detroit Public School students.  The students were introduced to a variety of professionals and potential careers in the STEAM industry such as coding and computer programming, biology, music, and medical disciplines.  New Look Academy and MIT […]

Dante Hollis is a Senior at Martin Luther King High School and a member of our Detroit New Look chapter since he was in 8th grade. Take a  look back with Dante on his New Look journey so far in his blog below! Meet Dante! I first discovered New Look in the 8th grade through our 21st Century Program […]

Thanks to our partner, WME, 100 members of the New Look Detroit family including students, parents, volunteers and sponsors were given the opportunity go see Oprah’s Life You Want Weekend. Like our attendees of the Atlanta show, our Detroit New Look family left the experience inspired and fired up to live out their full potential! Check out […]

Last week, our partner, Accenture, offered Detroit UNL youth a day of skill building activities. Fifty-five Accenture Staff and UNL youth participated in team building activities, like a Marble Challenge Competition, and one-on-one mentoring. Youth learned presentation skills and honed in on their creativity during activities and of course, UNL Expressions (Expressions is a New […]

“You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So, get on your way!” -Dr. Suess, ‘Oh the Places You’ll Go’ Congrats to our many 2014 UNL Detroit grads! They’re are off to great places and things! Check out their exciting summer plans below. Ajaneece Johnson- I plan to attend the […]