DETROIT (WXYZ) - He’s known on stage for his catchy tunes and hot dance moves, but perhaps the biggest impression Usher is making isn’t in the entertainment industry. It’s in the lives of teens, including one of Metro Detroit.
Next week Myles Harlan, an eleventh grader at Grosse Pointe North H.S., will attend Usher’s New Look Foundation 3 rd annual World Leadership Conference in Atlanta. “It’s so inspiring. It really is,” Harlan told Action News.
Harlan is part of the foundation’s four-year academy, where he has learned about its four pillars: education, career, service and talent. The program has helped Harlan improve his talent: playing the oboe. “After going to the conference, I feel like that’s really where I learned who I was as an artist,” said Harlan.
The conference features celebrities, newsmakers and hundreds of up-and-coming youth from around the world. The three-day event works with teens to improve their leadership skills. “When you carry yourself the right way, that’s how you get noticed, that’s how you get offers, that’s how you get jobs. You really secure your future by having that personal brand,” Harlan said.
Detroit is one of five cities with a New Look Leadership Academy.
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