Beating the Odds! Each year, thousands of students graduate high school and enroll in college. This reality is different for many minority and low-income students. Just 9 percent of students from the lowest income quartile graduate with a bachelor’s degree by age 24, compared to 77 percent for the top income quartile, according to the […]

Usher’s New Look Detroit college students, Rebecca and Elizabeth Williams, just launched their website for their new nonprofit, Books For Bonding, and could really use your help! Books For Bonding will be empowering children in Kenya and Detroit through reading (read the full story here). They are in need of donations to help cover the […]

Southern Journal Magazine, January/February Issue UNL Students Make a Global Impact BIGGERTHAN “You might have heard of this guy named Usher Raymond IV. You might know him from his catchy songs, his effortless dance moves, his role as a coach on NBC’s The Voice, or as part owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers. You might even […]

New Look focuses on helping students excel in talent, education and career, but the thing that sets us apart from other afterschool programs is our service component called Powered by Service. Usher believes service is what makes a good leader great, so, students are taught to use their passion and potential to make a difference in […]

If you didn’t get a chance to see Usher’s BIGGERTHAN Words Scholastic webcast, you MUST check it out here! Grade school students filled the audience and got to ask Usher questions on how reading has helped him “Open a World of Possible.” One student asked Usher what his greatest achievement besides becoming a music superstar […]