World Leadership Awards

This Friday, August 6, is the evening when the World Leadership Awards will be presented. Crowds may come for the entertainment: Usher will be joined by Ciara and Justin Bieber and Bill Clinton will receive the “Service Legacy Award,” but this first-time award from Usher’s New Look Foundation is completely dedicated to the real stars, the youth who work with the New Look Foundation, the Leadership Academy, Powered by Service projects, and MIT (Moguls in Training). All of these programs are dedicated to young people for whom circumstance has put them at a disadvantage, and making sure they not only catch up, but exceed expectation and dreams. It is all about giving young people the tools to make a difference in their own communities and in the world community.You will be floored as you learn more about these amazing alumni and current participants.

The New Look Foundation website sums it up: The New Look Foundation mentors young people as global leaders. Currently in seven cities, New Look has worked with over 8,700 young people, and has provided over 150,000 hours of leadership training. The program trains high school youth in leadership, business, education and service. Now in its eleventh year, New Look has seen a 98% high school graduation rate among alumni.  With its Powered By Service campaign and an international call to youth service, the New Look Foundation has made service more diverse, relevant and accessible to all young people.

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