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, […]

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 […]

Each summer, while school is out, we continue to engage our students with a summer tradition that goes back to our roots: Camp New Look! This modern-day twist on the original camp model (2005-2009) includes week of camp-like activities centered around the four pillars for high school students in each UNL city. In Atlanta, we […]

April 20-22, UNL facilitated three days of Powered by Service leadership trainings for over 500 middle school students in Milwaukee, WI;  210 students at Lincoln Center for the Arts, 150 students at Golda Meir, and 160 students at Roosevelt Middle School. Click on the hyperlink to learn more about our 4-6 hour Powered by Service training curriculum. Ten current UNL […]

This week, we’re giving you the chance to support specific UNL students’ dreams! Meet Angellic Ross, a Senior in College at Northwestern University and a member of our Moguls in Training Program. She joined the UNL Milwaukee Leadership Academy as a high school student, and since then has matriculated through the program, earning opportunities to travel with UNL […]

UNL Milwaukee Leadership Academy Students (High School) participated in a STEM career and education opportunities night at Golda Meir School sponsored by our partner General Electric. Read all about it below in this blog written by 10th grader, Angela Soto! Angela’s SPARK is helping others and she is pursuing a career in the medical field. “There were […]

At Usher’s New Look, we believe exposure and awareness are the keys to discovering new “sparks”, or passions. Spark discovery is how we get youth thinking towards their personal career pathways and what their journey map to success and leadership will look like. This month, we provided career exploration days for UNL Leadership Academy youth (high school students) in each of […]

Ammon Lyle joined the UNL Milwaukee chapter at the beginning of 9th grade. His senior year of high school, Ammon received Usher’s UNCF scholarship, which afforded him a full-ride to Howard University. Today, he is a junior in college there studying Finance. This past summer, he completed a coveted internship at Goldman Sachs. Recently, he was invited […]

We have a new word to describe the students we’re developing at UNL: Disruptivators.  It’s a mix of being a disruptor and an innovator. Disruptivators are the next generation of leaders who will shake things up with their unconventional and unprecedented ideas. They’re the kind of leaders who will usher in a better future for us all. Martin Luther King Jr. was a disruptivator, […]

Eighty-eight students are now aware of a passion and career pathway they never knew existed: Coding. In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, December 7th to 13th, eighty-eight Usher’s New Look high school Leadership Academy students across our chapter cities, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Detroit and Brooklyn, participated in Hour of Code workshops led by their college UNL peers. Each […]

Meet Donte! I first joined Usher’s New Look when I was a freshman at Golda Meir High School. When I joined I wasn’t sure what my spark was, but Usher’s New Look soon helped me realize that my spark was not only being an athlete but also being able to help others and show them […]

In the state of Wisconsin, 88% of students are graduating from high school. In the Milwaukee Public Schools District, 61% of students are graduating. However, against the odds, Usher’s New Look Milwaukee Leadership Academy students are graduating 100%! Our first two Milwaukee youth to cycle through the Leadership Academy Model, Quentin Scott and Imani Smith, are now high […]

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 week of May 13th kicked off the second week of our 2015 national Powered by Service tour! Powered by Service, our one-day peer-to-peer leadership program, is the entry point for middle school students into our current high school Leadership Academies in Atlanta, Detroit, New York and Milwaukee.  Milwaukee Coordinator, Percy Eddie, Detroit Coordinator, Jarvis […]

New Look Milwaukee Academy 9th graders Aniah Carter, Zohour Ruble, Ariel Riley and Daijian Spears participated in a job shadowing event on Friday, April 10th at the Milwaukee Municipal Court Branch with the Honorable Derek Mosley. Students learned about the justice system and the careers they have to offer from Sheriff’s deputies to court stenographers. Milwaukee 9th […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Look  recently welcomed several first-year students to the Milwaukee Leadership Academy from Golda Mier High School and Milwaukee High School of the Arts. These New Look newbies started off their first year of the program with an introduction to our Four Pillars: Talent, Education, Career, and Service. All students began by identifying their talent, or as […]

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 […]