Mary-Pat Hector joined Usher’s New Look at age 13, and launched her first Powered by Service project with us. Today, she is a member of our college Moguls in Training program, and running for City Council. Read the CNN Feature below! http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/12/politics/mary-pat-hector-georgia/  By Ryan Prior, February 12, 2017 Atlanta (CNN) – A 19-year-old Georgia woman has […]

Mary-Pat Hector’s “sparks” are servant-minded leadership and disruptive innovation. She is a hands down a disruptivator; using her spark to be Powered by Service and create change. She started her first nonprofit at the age of ten. By the time she joined UNL at age 13, she was already a well-known activist and change agent in her hometown […]

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 […]

Richtopia.com April 19, 2015 “Atlanta has a lot of reasons to feel proud in 2014 when it comes to motivation and valued leadership in the youth community. Mary Pat Hector, a local sixteen-year-old youth leader, and advocate placed her anti-gun violence campaign “Think Twice” on 45 billboards throughout the Atlanta area.” Read More

Do you know a young person between the ages of 8 and 22 who is doing something #BIGGERTHAN to make a difference in their community and throughout the world?? Nominate them for the Peace First $25,000 Prize. The winning youth is able to use this prize to either continue their education or to invest in their peace-making […]

Congrats to UNL Academy Senior and 2014 New Look Global Youth Leadership Award recipient, Mary-Pat Hector, whose P#ThinkTwice Campaign, which began as a New Look Powered by Service project, now has billboards all throughout inner-city Atlanta! “When you have a vision or an idea people think is crazy, do not listen to people who can’t […]

At age 14, Mary-Pat Hector joined New Look after attending our 2011 World Leadership Conference. She was chosen to attend for her outstanding community involvement with other service organizations, including Youth in Action, a program she founded when she was only 10 years old that mobilized young people across the country to take a stand on issues like […]

What a great week for 16 year old Atlanta youth Mary-Pat Hector! This week Mary-Pat launched 45 Billboards in Atlanta for her anti-gun violence campaign,’Think Twice’. She also met with President Barack Obama to discuss youth issues. And that’s not all! New Look is honoring Mary-Pat with the 2014 Global Youth Leadership Award for her leadership […]

On June 5, 2014, UNL Atlanta youth, Mary-Pat, decided to take a leap of faith and use 9,000.00 of her college savings to buy billboards across Atlanta to support her ‘Think Twice’ anti-gun violence initiative, which encourages, educates, and inspires her peers to Think Twice before using an illegal gun. Yesterday, Mary-Pat gathered in downtown Atlanta […]