Usher’s New Look Foundation at First Ever London Training Session
by Daniel Haim
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 community.”
“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 world.
For more information about Usher’s New Look Foundation, please visit www.ushersnewlook.org.