Students With "Usher's New Look" Are On A Retreat In Memphis, Thanks To FedEx Cares

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - A group of students from across the country are on a path to become leaders, and the Bluff City is a stepping stone. 50 college students from Usher's New Look, a non-profit organization founded by Tennessee native and Grammy award winning singer Usher, are in Memphis for a three-day retreat.

FedEx Cares is sponsoring the retreat. The retreat is part of FedEx Cares Global initiative that was announced February 2016 to help communities and young people around the world. That's how FedEx became involved with Usher's New Look.

The non-profit was founded in 1999, to help change the lives of underserved youth through a 10-year program.

"FedEx is committed to providing $200 million dollars over 200 communities around the world by 2020,” says Tracee Walls with FedEx.

50 students with non-profit organization, Usher's New Look, took a tour of the National Civil Rights museum courtesy of FedEx Cares.

The group is made up of students from across the country. Most have never been to the Bluff City. They're learning about history, culture, and leadership.

Usher's New Look was created to help young people fulfill their potential by making the best choices for their future.

"We work with young people ages 14-24 to help them to become global leaders and help them to develop their passion and give them opportunities related to education and career,” says Careshia Moore with Usher's New Look.

FedEx reps have been hands on since day one, not only as tour guides, but as teachers.

"We had several FedEx team members come and provide words of wisdom. Words of inspiration. We had members from our human resources department to provide them with tips on how to write effective resumes,” says Walls.

Students will tour the FedEx hub on Airways tonight where they'll learn about employment pathways and career opportunities within the company. 



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