Lawrence Avery Floyd (Avery) joined Usher’s New Look (UNL) in November of 2018 as the Atlanta Program Coordinator. In this position, Avery enables his students to discover and utilize their “spark”, gifts and talents to enhance their potential of excelling academically, professionally and socially. His essential responsibilities include successfully implementing the daily activities of the New Look Leadership Academy, creating diversified events/programs to meet the needs of UNL students and increasing community awareness of UNL through identifying and maintaining strategic partnerships with other local community agencies/organizations.
Avery specializes in sports, community outreach and leadership development. His passion to empower and impact the youth has developed through his strong sports background. Avery is a graduate of Xavier University’s Sport Administration Master’s Program (M.Ed.) and is also a graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University’s Sport and Leisure Management Program (B.S.). Avery has significant experience being a coach, mentor and teacher for the youth. Having worked for AmeriCorps, the Cincinnati Reds and the YMCA (Greater Cincinnati and Metro Atlanta), Avery has embodied a strong attention to detail and a continuously positive attitude towards the development of the youth.