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Usher’s New Look Foundation Sending Teens To London

Besides announcing a new partnership with Belvedere Vodka benefiting HIV/AIDS research, Usher is continuing to mentor and train youth through his non-profit New Look Foundation.

The pop star announced today that three of his outstanding New Look youth mentors will be joining him 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 are said to 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.

Speaking on his foundation’s latest philanthropic efforts, Usher released a statement saying,

“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.”

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.


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