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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Know a young person who is Powered by Service in their community? Nominate them for the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship. New Look Atlanta student Mary-Pat Hector is a former recipient of the scholarship. Reach out to us at jsmith@ushersnewlook.org if you have questions about the application process. Apply now at http://kohlskids.com/

Usher’s New Look recently took over six schools in the Brooklyn area and certified 200 students with our Powered by Service day-long leadership curriculum! Check out the recaps and quotes from each school below! December 2, 2014 Park Slope Middle School Park Place Community School   On December 2, 2014, Program Strategy Manager, James Harris, Atlanta […]

Founded in 1989, Posse identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. Posse extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams—Posses—of 10 students. Posse partner colleges and universities award Posse Scholars four-year, […]

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, New Look Detroit youth partnered up with the BuildOn organization to do various projects and activities at Osborn High School. Many of these projects included giving the school a “new look” so that their peers at Osborn High could have a better environment to learn in. Students painted “dream” benches […]

Congrats to New Look Atlanta youth leader, Kaija Pack, a Senior from Mays High School, who has been acknowledged for her dedication to service by making the Atlanta In Town Paper’s ’20 Under 20′ list. Atlanta In Town wrote, “Kaija has turned her birthday into an opportunity to give back to others by creating the ‘Feed […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

As a mentor to countless New Look youth over the years, Usher has taught students many lessons on finding leadership and achieving success. At the core of these lessons is giving back to others through service. Through the New Look program, Usher has made it his lifelong mission to teach students from under-served communities that the […]

Usher’s New Look Detroit is Powered by Service! Sequoia Mitchell, Myles-Amir Harlan, Madisyn Ramsey and Der’Laina McKinney, members of our Detroit Moguls in Training Program, a leadership program for college students, took time out of their relaxing winter breaks to serve at Detroit’s Cappuchin Soup Kitchen! Together, they donated items to the kitchen with the help of […]

Our Freshmen in High School, first-year members of the New Look Milwaukee Youth Leadership Academy, are spreading the #BIGGERTHAN movement this holiday by empowering each other through service. This week, they gathered with their chapter coordinator, Percy Eddie, to wrap over 50 gifts for other kids in need from their community, so that they may […]

New Look Milwaukee Student Imani Smith, a senior at Nicolet High School,  recently represented Usher’s New Look as a community leader by attending The Cure Workshop, an event about the importance of breast health, self-awareness and clinical mammograms. While Imani is exploring a career related to her passion for music, she was interested in attending this workshop […]

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 […]

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 […]

From The Gwinnett Daily Post By Katie Morris 12/16/14 “Thanks to modern technology such as social media, bullying no longer means just being hassled in the school hallways or embarassed in the lunchroom. It can also mean being mocked on Instagram or criticized on Twitter, which raises the question: How can students stand up to cyberbullying? That […]

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 […]

  From Fast Company October 17, 2014 This 10 year old is an outstanding example of what New Look’s Powered by Service leadership training is all about—Finding your passion early on and using it to make a positive impact on the world! Already on her second business, Vivienne Harr’s backers include Silicon Valley superstars. “Another […]