WHAT IS THE UNL ‘SPARK Center’? We surveyed our students and found out 88% do not have a safe space that is conducive to learning after-school and on weekends, and they’re hungering for more experiential learning. So we created The Spark Center, a student-led, global meeting space for expanding, exploring and exposing young minds. A […]

From American Graduate August 15, 2015 Although celebrities have often put their stature and acclaim to work in supporting worthy organizations, two famous men have now put their funding to work as well. Within the past week, singer Usher and Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James have committed efforts to keep kids on the right path to success and graduating. […]

“Pebblebrook High School in Mableton, GA launches new academies in time for the new school year. They’re partnering with Usher’s “New Look” program for this year. Every freshman will choose from two areas of study: Creative Studies or Global Service.” Check out this news video on 11alive.com: http://on.11alive.com/1N5FR2s

by Hilary Butschek August 04, 2015  Educators say the class of 2019 will have a different education than any other Pebblebrook High School class, emphasizing the relevance of academic standards in their lives. About 650 freshmen gathered in the school gym on Monday morning to hear about a program that emphasizes leadership and community involvement sponsored […]

ATLANTA — Superstar singer Usher celebrated a milestone this week when his Atlanta-based foundation turned 16 years old. Usher’s New Look Foundation has helped 25,000 young people turn their lives around. His students are paired with mentors from different professions and the children are encouraged to give back to their communities. “I kind of started […]