Philanthropy and community is a big part of our work-life philosophy and mission. Castle Painting’s founder Miguel Castillo and his wife, Laura, are always on the lookout for compelling programs and worthy causes to give back to, especially those involving children and education. Usher’s New Look fit the bill in every way to support as part of Castle Painting’s Castle Cares program. Here’s some more information about this amazing organization that is creating such a positive impact on Atlanta’s young people.
Usher’s New Look is dedicated to engaging disconnected youth to find a path to leadership and help them make career choices that match their passion. Our model certifying young people in four leadership pillars – Talent, Education, Career and Service – is making a huge difference in the challenges that the young dreamers of the world face.
100% of New Look youths graduate. 98% have gone on to higher education or job placement.
Now those are compelling statistics, considering a student drops out of school every 26 seconds in the U.S. For more startling statistics about education in this country, go here.
So, how do they do it?
They reach out to kids where they are, inspire them to greatness, show them they’re worth their love and hope and show them how to use their passion to succeed. Usher’s New Look students are empowered with options that they never knew they had — to create change in their own lives and in the world. What’s more, 100-percent of New Look’s youth go on to pay it forward as mentors to other youth within their communities, paving the way to success for future generations.
The program begins in 8th grade and progresses through a student’s high school and post-secondary education. Partnerships with businesses, non-governmental organizations and government provide mentoring and real-world leadership opportunities.
Usher’s New Look’s 15th Year Celebration President’s Circle Awards Luncheon is coming up on Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Regis Atlanta. To reserve your ticket or to sponsor the event, visit this page for more information.
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