/PRNewswire/ -- Justin Bieber will join Usher and Ciara for a special performance at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta on Friday, August 6, 8 pm, in honor of Usher's New Look Foundation's first World Leadership Awards. Eight awards will be given throughout the evening to honor individuals and organizations, including President Bill Clinton who will receive the Service Legacy Award.
According to Usher Raymond IV, founder of the New Look Foundation and host of the World Leadership Awards, "I am honored to share the stage with the individuals and organizations we are acknowledging for their recognition of youth as leaders. They share New Look's understanding that youth are not merely leaders in waiting; they are ready to achieve greatness today."
Says President Bill Clinton, "Over the course of my life in public service, and now through my Foundation, I have tried to give young people the tools and opportunities to make a difference in their communities and around the world. Usher's New Look Foundation has excelled in its efforts to inspire the next generation of leaders, and I am pleased the World Leadership Awards will shine a light on those who have given so much to others."
Emceeing the event will be Kevin Frazier, "Entertainment Tonight" weekend anchor and correspondent, as well as Nadji Jeter, 14-year-old New Look Alumnus 2005-2007, Atlanta native, who has gone on to star in Adam Sandler's "Grown Ups."
Among the Awards and their recipients who come from as far away as Kenya and Korea:
-- Service Legacy Award: President William Jefferson Clinton
-- Global Youth Leadership Award: Justin Bieber, Chantia Robinson and
Summit Series (Jeff Rosenthal and Josh Zabar)
-- Global Ambassador of Youth Award: Michelle Nunn, Hital Muraj, JY Park
-- The Youth Catalyst Award: Jeanne Ashe and Mary Carillo on behalf of
The New Look Foundation mentors young people as global leaders. Currently in seven cities, New Look has worked with over 8,700 young people, and has provided over 150,000 hours of leadership training. The program trains high school youth in leadership, business, education and service. Now in its eleventh year, New Look has seen a 98% high school graduation rate among alumni. With its Powered By Service campaign and an international call to youth service, the New Look Foundation has made service more diverse, relevant and accessible to all young people.
The event is co-chaired by John Rice, vice chairman of GE, and his wife, New Look Foundation Board Member, Cammie Rice. Committee members include Senator Samuel and Colleen Nunn, former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, Governor Sonny Perdue and Congressman John Lewis.
Among the sponsors are: Coca Cola, GE, Turner Broadcasting, Georgia Power, Grey Goose, Ford Motor Company, Christian Stanley Investment Banking Group, AT&T and Sony BMG.
Tickets for the World Leadership Awards are available to the public through Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are $35, $65 and $100. Service charges will apply. Tickets are also available at the Bank of North Georgia Box Office at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, 30339. For more information on Usher's New Look Foundation and Usher, visit www.ushersnewlook.org and www.usherworld.com
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