Usher's New Look To Host President's Circle Awards Luncheon Honoring
Leadership And Service Through Collaboration July 17, 2013, Atlanta, GA
Honorees Include: Actor and New Look Youth Ambassador Nadji Jeter; The
Coca-Cola Foundation; Collective Soul's Ed Roland; and Accenture Managing
Director Julie Miller
ATLANTA, June 27, 2013
ATLANTA, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Usher's New Look, the
non-profit organization founded by Usher Raymond IV committed to building
future leaders, will host the President's Circle Awards Luncheon on July 17,
2013 at the St. Regis, Atlanta. The Luncheon theme, "Honoring Leadership and
Service Through Collaboration," is an opportunity for influencers, opinion
makers and New Look's supporters to come together and recognize four powerful
leaders, all of whom value the importance of empowering youth as leaders and
change agents around the world.
The President's Circle Awards Luncheon will include an awards presentation
given by Usher Raymond IV and a special rendition of Collective Soul's hit
song "The World I Know," performed live by honoree Ed Roland and a number of
New Look youth leaders.
"We are thrilled to honor and recognize four individuals who understand the
importance of motivating and inspiring youth to succeed," said Usher Raymond
The Global Youth Leadership Award, presented to New Look Youth Leader Nadji
Jeter, is given to a young person who shows significant commitment and
long-term potential as a leader in their community, their country and the
world. Nadji, who joined New Look as one of its first youth leaders in 2005,
has become a mentor and role model to New Look youth leaders around the
This year's Service Legacy Award recipient is The Coca-Cola Foundation,
accepted by The Coca-Cola Foundation Chair, Lisa Borders. This honor is
presented to an organization or individual that has demonstrated significant
global impact in the lives of youth, families and communities and inspired the
activity of countless others to engage in service and leadership. For many
years, Coca-Cola has supported the work of New Look with financial support,
job-shadowing opportunities for New Look youth leaders, service day
collaboration and executive panel participation.
The Youth Catalyst Award, presented to musician Ed Roland, is given to a
person or organization committed to breaking down barriers in youth leadership
and leading by example. This Award is given to an individual who provides new
perspectives on youth, leadership and community. Ed supports many worthy
organizations including First Tee, Ron Clark Academy, Chattahoochee
Riverkeepers and more, showcasing his dedication to fostering healing and
creativity among young talent.
Julie Miller, Managing Director at Accenture, will be presented with the
Servant Leadership Award. This honor is given to an individual who has
provided the resources, tools and support to make service an accessible
experience for all young people. In 2012, New Look announced a partnership
with Accenture to launch iLEAD, an online, interactive curriculum to deliver
skills training to 50,000 New Look youth leaders through a new digital
platform, developed by Accenture.
Mary Brock, Owner of the WNBA's Atlanta Dream and John Brock, President & CEO
of Coca-Cola Enterprises will Chair the event. Usher Raymond IV, Shawn Wilson
and New Look's President's Circle Members and Advisory Council will host. The
President's Circle Awards Luncheon is made possible by Ford Motor Company.
For more information about Usher's New Look and how to get involved, please
visit www.ushersnewlook.org. For more information about the President's
Circle Awards Luncheon, please contact Melissa Ely or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Usher's New Look:
Established in 1999, Usher's New Look, has trained and certified over 13,000
youth across its four leadership pillars – talent, education, career and
service. Through the development of innovative programs and a culture of
consistent evaluation, reflection and refinement, New Look has achieved the
gold standard in leadership development and success for youth. Now in its
fourteenth year, New Look has seen 100% of participating youth graduate high
school and go on to college.
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