Usher’s New Look New York Leadership Academy students recently led a service project in conjunction with the Precious Dreams Foundation. The collaboration provided foster children with comfort items to help them focus on their dreams including pajamas, slippers, socks, plush items and books.  New Look students led an arts & crafts project where they helped the children […]

Usher’s New Look Milwaukee high school students have new outlooks on life thanks to an inspiring career day put on by our partner, AT&T. On Friday, February 24th, New Look Milwaukee Leadership Academy students attended a career summit at AT&T Headquarters. At the Summit, there were three dynamic speakers, Pamela Malone, Independent Business entrepreneur, Jason Fields, […]

Usher’s New Look develops young Detroit leaders through service on life’s big stage January 31, 2017 By Scott Talley | A Special to the Michigan Chronicle A proud Detroit native, Jarvis-LaRue Brown is a dedicated, hard worker who loves to help his community. And Brown is able to live out his passion with a little […]

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 […]

Did you know, coding is the most important job skill of the future? According to reports from Burning Glass and The White House, The top 5 major job categories that use coding are, Information Technology (IT) worker, Data Analysts, Artists and designers, Engineers and Scientists Programming jobs are growing at a rate 12% faster than the […]

The New York Leadership Academy is back in session! In Brooklyn, 75 high school students gathered for orientation from schools, City Polytechnic High, Susan S. McKinney, Park Slope and Opportunity Charter. The students heard from a wide array of motivational guest speakers who spoke on each of New Look’s four pillars, Talent, Education, Career, and Service: […]

August 1-5, Usher’s New Look provided Powered by Service trainings for the entire freshman class of 745 students at Pebblebrook High School in Mableton, GA. While historically, the New Look Leadership Academy has been an after-school and weekend program for high school youth, Pebblebrook is one of three Georgia schools to pilot our in-school Leadership Academy Model […]

Brooklyn, NY, – Over the past 10 weeks (since March 7, 2016), six high school students from NYC TOGETHER and Usher Raymond IV’s Usher’s New Look Youth Leadership Organization have worked with officers from the 90th Police Precinct and a professional artist to create a shared vision of positive police-community relations for a mural located […]

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 […]

An important part of what we do for our UNL Leadership Academy Students in Atlanta, Milwaukee, Detroit and New York is scholarship help! 86% of UNL students are first-generation college students, so we make sure they know about all possible scholarship opportunities and have the support they need during the college application process.  For this scholarship from […]

On February 12, 2016 UNL Detroit partnered with Accenture for a career exposure day. Students learned how to decide which college best fits their vision and passion, the do’s and don’ts of social media posting, and each participated in individual mock interviews with the Accenture team. Accenture team member, Nick, told us, “This was my first […]

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 […]

This week, Usher’s New Look Detroit welcomed 50 new and returning students for an orientation kick off at Osborn High School! The students came from schools all over the Detroit Metro area including Osborn Oprep, Osborn Evergreen, Cass Tech, Cody High and Martin Luther King. Keeping with our peer-to-peer mode, Moguls in Training, Ciarah Lee and Sequoia […]

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, […]

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 […]

A couple of our Milwaukee Academy youth leaders sat down to record a video that sums up where they would be without Usher’s New Look. Check out their powerful responses below:

The Usher’s New Look Atlanta Leadership Academy recently heard from a brilliant guest speaker, Javier Farfan. Javier blew the youth away when he spoke about his background and his super cool position at Verizon, The Vice President of Cultural Marketing! “His job is basically to tell Verizon what’s hip and cool so that their marketing […]

On Friday, thanks to our partners Feld Entertainment, Phase 3 Marketing and Chick-fil-A, Johnathan Lee Iverson, the first African-American Ringmaster in 129 years and 15 year Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baileys Ringmaster, came to the Usher’s New Look office to speak to our Atlanta high school Leadership Academy students about how to follow their […]

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 […]

William Walker, a freshman at Golda Meir High School and year one New Look Milwaukee Leadership Academy student, represented New Look as as part of our holiday giving project at Milwaukee Bucks toy give away with player Jarryd Bayless. His Milwaukee Program Coordinator, Percy Eddie, told us,”William is a giver and a leader who wanted to make […]