Usher Raymond IV and His New Look Foundation Inspire Teens Around the World to Create ChangeBy Ushers New Look Foundation, PRNE
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Usher's New Look Foundation Mentors UK Youth at First Ever London Training Session
ATLANTA, February 17, 2011 - Usher's New Look Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by pop
superstar Usher Raymond IV, announced today that three outstanding New Look
youth mentors will be joining Usher in London as part of the New Look
Foundation's ongoing multi-year leadership training certification program.
The training session will be led by James Harris (Kansas City, KS), Chase
Browning (Atlanta, GA) and Sebastian Van Oudenallen (Milwaukee, WI), on
Saturday, February 19, 2011.
While in London, the three New Look teens will provide leadership
training to a group of young people involved in two London based
organizations: The Brunswick Club for Young People and the loveLife
Generation. These organizations share in New Look's vision to help young
people strengthen their talents and get engaged in service and civic life.
The session will help youth utilize their creative talents to create change
in their communities.
"The work we do with the New Look Foundation is never far from my heart.
In order to mentor youth as global leaders, we must take them out of their
communities and introduce them to diverse leadership experiences on an
international level," said Usher Raymond IV, Founding Chairman of Usher's New
Look Foundation. "I know the New Look mentors will learn just as much from
the London youth as they learn from our own."
"We are thrilled to bring the New Look program model to London," said
Shawn H. Wilson, President of Usher's New Look Foundation. "We are constantly
working to expand our global reach. We have trained youth in the Philippines
and Kenya and look forward to seeing a positive impact in the London
"As a philanthropist, I recognize the work Usher has established through
New Look as an invaluable resource for the young people who have experienced
the program," said Scott Mead, New Look Foundation Board Member. "I feel
privileged to assist in expanding its reach to London and I know that it will
leave an impact with our youth."
As a reward for completing the training session, Usher will surprise the
London teens with tickets to his concert at the 02 Arena as well as a chance
to meet him. Additionally, this summer, The Brunswick Club and the loveLife
Generation will send their teen members to attend the World Leadership
Conference, hosted by New Look in Atlanta, GA. The World Leadership
Conference is an annual opportunity for New Look to train youth from around
the world to become local and global leaders while interacting with other
youth, celebrities, athletes, politicians and corporate executives.
The New Look Foundation empowers, motivates and inspires young people to
create change while offering them the tools and resources they need to
succeed as leaders. The Foundation has provided over 150,000 hours of
leadership training and has worked with more than 8,700 youth around the
For more information about Usher's New Look Foundation, please visit
About Usher's New Look Foundation:
Usher's New Look Foundation (New Look), a 501c3, was established in 1999
to support young people as they use their creativity and talents to become
global corporate and community leaders. The New Look model supports and
certifies young people as leaders through a four pronged approach: talent and
creativity, education, civic engagement and business. Through both short and
long-term programs youth gain expertise and experience in talent, education,
business skills, and service.
U.K.: Shoshanna Stone, +44-020-74-36-3633, Shoshanna.stone at outside-org.co.uk; or U.S.: Jamie Kronfeld, MWW GROUP, +1-646-351-8116, jkronfeld at mww.com
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