UNL Certifies 120 9th Graders at Pebblebrook High School

January 7th and 8th, the Usher’s New Look peer trainers took to Pebblebrook High School in Mableton, GA to train and certify another 120 9th grade students in our Powered by Service leadership curriculum, a 1-day in-school intensive experiential training that teaches students how to excel in talent, education, career and service. The 120 youth trained this month will add to the 650 freshman trained and certified earlier this school year in August, making a total of 770 Pebblebrook 9th graders served– That’s every class of 2019 student! Each student received their local leadership certification backed by Emory Goizuetta Business School and 100 students handpicked by the administrators will progress into UNL’s in-school Leadership Academy, taught by UNL Atlanta program alum, Brandon Hamilton. In addition, all students trained will now have access to engage with UNL through various education and career exposure opportunities, and will be taught by teachers who were trained by UNL. This past summer, UNL peer trainers worked with Pebblebrook’s 9th grade teachers in a modified Powered by Service curriculum for educators. Each teacher learned how to connect their “spark” back to their teaching methods in order to make the classes more fun and relevant for the students.

New Look in the News! Read more about the August training of 650 students and summer teacher training experience:

Check out the photo gallery from the training below! Photos by Tommy Springer (UNL Atlanta Program Coordinator/Alum)