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 […]

Marvin Logan Jr. joined Usher’s New Look in 2006 as an attendee of Camp New Look in Atlanta, our former summer program, coming all the way from Warren, Ohio. Marvin has always has a SPARK for advocacy and leadership. He attended Kent State University where he was student body president. Today, he lives in Atlanta […]

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 […]

It’s Computer Science Education Week! Students all around the world are encouraged to try coding and become exposed to careers in technology.  At New Look, we’re hosting Hour of Code events for our high school Leadership Academy students in each of our cities: Atlanta, Milwaukee, Brooklyn and Detroit. Our goal is to have the most students from […]

Hi! My name is Maricella Ramos. I am freshman college student at Philadelphia University majoring in fashion merchandising and marketing. I joined the Usher’s New Look Moguls in Training program this year, after my mom and I won a trip to New Look’s United to Ignite Awards fundraising event through Chideo.com. We got to meet Usher and learned […]

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 […]

Update! Usher’s New Look has been selected as an organization that will be highlighted in the White House’s Next Generation High School Summit. Tune in Tuesday 11/10/15 at 9am EST for the live stream. Tune into social throughout the live webcast by following hashtag #NextGenHS. We will be announcing our 2016 commitments to making high school graduation […]

via ATTN: July 22, 2015 By @REBECCAHISCOTT “Recent research suggests that poverty may have a profound effect on the brain. Imaging studies show that the conditions that go hand-in-hand with poverty — a combination of environmental factors and emotional stressors — can actually slow the development of crucial parts of the brain involved in regulating […]

Congratulations, to UNL Detroit Mogul in Training, Myles Harlan, on his nomination to Vanderbilt University’s chapter of “The Society of Collegiate Leadership and Achievement” for his academic progress and strong GPA. Keep up the great work! Myles is a Junior at Vanderbilt University majoring in Oboe Performance and Pre-Law Studies. “New Look helped guide me to college opportunity […]

Usher’s New Look is proud to be the recipient of the Dave Pensado Educator Award for our first-ever, digital curriculum for high school students, Music Industry Leadership 101. The Pensado Awards took place on Sunday, August 30, 2015, at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA. The annual award show is the brainchild of Grammy winning mix […]

Twenty-three rising 10th through 12th grade students went on a college tour visiting Auburn University and Tuskegee University last month. The trip was the first time the Atlanta chapter of the organization had an out-of-state trip. It was also the first time many of the students visited any college. “Aside from it being a good […]

Usher’s New Look students have some exciting plans ahead of them, which is why they stay grinding towards their education and career pathways, even outside of the school year! Watch this video to see how they are exemplifying the four pillars, TALENT, EDUCATION, CAREER, and SERVICE.  

New Look Atlanta Senior, Terez Chapman’s, talent is writing. She recently published an essay for WyzAnt.com’s $10,000 college scholarship contest.  The writing topic was, ‘Describe one way in which your education has empowered you.’ Read Terez’s incredible response below! My Academic Excellence, I Heal with Pages Everyone in my household has various roles to play. My […]

Spring break means job shadow week at Usher’s New Look! To kick it off, our Atlanta Academy students (high school) got the opportunity to hear from three interesting Hawk’s staff members about their careers and the journeys they took to get there. They heard from Eric Platte, Director of Ticket Sales, Jaryd Wilson, Social Media […]

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 […]

“Just 30 years ago, you could finance a year’s worth of college tuition at a minimum-wage summer job.” Not anymore! Find out what we can do to encourage US elected officials to make college more affordable: http://t.co/sQ75Gl43A6

On Thursday, Usher’s New Look was commemorated at the Georgia State Capitol with an official resolution from the Georgia State Senate and Lieutenant Governor Casey Kagle! The Resolution celebrated Usher’s New Look organization for sixteen years of service to the community and over 22,000 youth served by our programs. The morning began with introduction from Mr. Roy Neill, of the […]

Need an extra $1,000 to help cover college tuition? Of course you do! Thanks to our friends at Get Schooled, we’ve got a super easy opportunity for all our students headed to college next year. All you need to do is tweet #FAFSA at @GetSchooled AND @unicontigo. The more times you tweet, the more entries you get. […]

Angela Soto just joined New Look’s Milwaukee chapter this year. She is a freshman at Golda Mier High School and is already excelling in our Four Pillars: Talent, Education, Career, and Service. Her talent is helping others and she’s decided to pursue a career in the medical field. Angela is well on her way to achieving this […]

Know a young person who is Powered by Service in their community? Nominate them for the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship. New Look Atlanta student Mary-Pat Hector is a former recipient of the scholarship. Reach out to us at jsmith@ushersnewlook.org if you have questions about the application process. Apply now at http://kohlskids.com/