Usher's New Look Foundation

Since 2009, Usher’s New Look Foundation’s partnership with Nothing But Nets has raised awareness through more than 30 million media impressions and has stimulated 130 youth projects to prevent malaria through New Look’s Powered By Service initiative. Launched at the Clinton Global Initiative in September 2009, Powered By Service is an idea that helps people come together across boundaries, cultures and ideologies to understand that the solution to every local or global issue, such as malaria, can be Powered By Service. 

Usher Raymond IV founded New Look in 1999 to provide young people with a "new look" on life. He says, "We’re all connected in the world. Through partnerships with organizations like Nothing But Nets, New Look is teaching young people to learn from their peers and work together to demonstrate the power of service."

The drive to help others learn about malaria prevention has been embraced by New Look youth leaders from New York to California. Utilizing their talents in dance, visual arts, performing arts and organization, more than 130 youth leaders to date have mobilized their peers and their communities to support the fight against malaria in Africa.

Out of this work, New Look youth leaders Nyea Garner and Zawadi Garrett developed the Malaria Prevention is Powered By Service Guide, a how-to for other youth to understand their own power to change people’s lives a continent away. Nyea and Zawadi’s goal to activate their peers and others to raise awareness on the impact that malaria has on children in Africa continues today through the distribution and teaching of the Malaria Prevention is Powered By Service Guide. The UN Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign is a critical partner in this initiative. Click here to download a copy of their Guide.

By 2015, New Look aims to certify 50,000 youth -- like Nyea and Zawadi -- as global leaders. To learn more about how you can apply your own talents to do something good for others, visit New Look’s website at Join the Powered By Service movement!

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Russell Johnson “Being able to combine my personal goals with Nothing But Nets is a win-win in my book."

Russell Johnson
Marathon Runner

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