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Usher”s New Look To Host President”s Circle Awards Luncheon


Honorees Include: Actor and New Look Youth Ambassador Nadji Jeter; The Coca-Cola Foundation; Collective Soul’s Ed Roland; and Accenture Managing Director Julie MillerUsher’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 IV. 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 world. 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.

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