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Usher’s New Look non-profit lands a $500,000 grant from the Truist Foundation

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The Truist Foundation has given Usher’s New Look $500,000 grant to support its financial literacy initiatives within its high school leadership program.

Usher’s New Look (UNL) was founded in 1999 and is a global youth leadership development program with the goal to ‘transform the lives of youth through life-changing programming’ and empower future generations. Youth participants gain access to hands-on workshops and guided sessions in professional development, entrepreneurship, healthy financial habits, preparing for postsecondary education, and more.

The contributions provided will impact the program by focusing on addressing inadequate education surrounding budgeting, credit, and debt, which are affecting young people at “crisis proportions.

“Breaking the cycle of poverty and debt is tantamount to the future success of young people, particularly in these challenging times where we see that there are currently 16 million children living in poverty today,” says Careshia Moore, president, and CEO of Usher’s New Look.

The Truist Foundation led by President Lynette Bell, aims to build career pathways to economic mobility and strengthen small businesses. The company has provided $1.5 million in grants to UNL over the course of the five-year partnership.

“Truist Foundation is committed to helping Usher’s New Look advance its mission by empowering young people with access to financial wellness to help them make choices throughout their lives,” said Bell.

Usher continues to use his philanthropy to give back to communities where the financial literacy program plans to place the youth in a better position for the future.