Check out this cool update from Justin Milner, an 11th grade UNL New York Leadership Academy student from Brooklyn, NY. In this blog, Justin shares a recent spark-starting experience when he got to meet his favorite dancers, the Les Twins! Way to go Justin. We are proud of your confidence and ability to network and […]

Jasmine Pollard joined UNL in 2006 and graduated from Georgia Southern University this past year. Since she was a little girl, her “SPARK” has always been singing. Jasmine works three jobs; As an administrative assistant at Usher’s New Look, selling watches at Michael Kors, and performing gigs any chance she gets. Everywhere she goes, people know her for her […]

There is no one quite like UNL Mogul in Training, Myles Harlan. When he joined the New Look Detroit Leadership Academy in 9th grade, he was shy and got teased about his “SPARK” for playing the oboe. Being a member of Usher’s New Look made him comfortable with it by giving him a group of supportive peers and opportunities to perform. […]

Five UNL Atlanta Leadership Academy students (and 1 parent!) are “SPARKED” to pursue careers in acting thanks to Usher’s New Look, actress Natalia Livingston and the Actor Boutique. In October, Usher’s New Look teamed up with a new partner, the Actor Boutique, to provide a unique career exposure opportunity for Atlanta high school students. The Actor Boutique, a program founded by […]

At Usher’s New Look, a huge part of what we do is exposing youth to opportunities they would never have access to otherwise. This is how we are helping underserved students identify “sparks” and potential career pathways that they may have never considered before. Recently, we were able to expose a group of five UNL […]

It all starts with a SPARK… Read the article below to learn how you can join UNL in developing the next generation of global youth leaders. What is ‘SPARK’? SPARK \ˈspark \ (verb) To help someone connect their passion with a bigger purpose in life or career (noun) The one passion or talent that ignites your […]

A wise man named Steve Jobs once said, “If you work in your passion, you never work a day in your life.” At Usher’s New Look, this is our secret to developing the next generation of extraordinary leaders! Passion + Potential = Purpose. Our programs help students identify their “spark”, or the one thing that […]

10 Years ago, when Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans,  Usher ignited a movement to help rebuild the city. Through his nonprofit organization, Usher’s New Look, Usher immediately engaged volunteers on the grounds. Following the aftermath, Usher’s New Look gathered other entertainers including Alicia Keys, T.I and Young Jeezy for a ‘Project Restart Concert’ held in Atlanta, which […]

On May 16th, Usher’s New Look’s James Harris, program Alumni and Digital Program Strategy Manager, and Myles Harlan, Mogul in Training student at Vanderbilt University, represented our organization at the annual OPPI Festival in New York City. James Harris told the story of his journey from New Look program participant to board member, then spoke […]

New Look Atlanta Senior, Terez Chapman’s, talent is writing. She recently published an essay for WyzAnt.com’s $10,000 college scholarship contest.  The writing topic was, ‘Describe one way in which your education has empowered you.’ Read Terez’s incredible response below! My Academic Excellence, I Heal with Pages Everyone in my household has various roles to play. My […]

Usher’s New Look Milwaukee Senior, Imani Smith, was the featured singer to open the Sankofa Project’s Annual Health Fair, which also featured R&B and Gospel Singer Regina Bell. Imani opened with the Black National Anthem ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing‘. In the fall, Imani is attending Madison Media Institute in Madison, Wisconsin to study music and […]

Sometimes we stumble upon our passions by accident. This is how 9th grader Khori recently discovered her talent, and now, a career pathway for special effects makeup! “I was at home doing a science experiment with liquid latex. I accidentally got some of it on my hand but, I was scared to put water to […]

Last week, the New Look staff received a letter from Chanel Harlan, the mother of one of our Moguls in Training, or college program youth, Myles Harlan. The letter was so touching we had to share it with the world.  Hope this lights up your week like it did ours 🙂 “Good Evening: I hope […]

  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 […]

Since she became involved in Camp New Look in 2006 as a 7th grader, Jasmine Pollard has been a light and positive spirit to everyone she has touched within the organization. Her growth and progress throughout the program make her one of New Look’s most uplifting youth success stories to date. She has inspired her […]

“Hi my name is Ajaneece Johnson and I am year four member of Detroit New Look. I just graduated high school and I plan to study at the Berklee College of Music this fall. Recently, I was chosen to represent Usher’s New Look at the Ford Freedom Awards. On May 21st I got to use […]