This week Usher's New Look nonprofit officially announced their new "Music Industry Leadership 101" program for high school students. It's currently being piloted in a number of schools. Recent news coverage gives a nice sense of how the program will both introduce kids to career paths in the music industry and connect what they're learning to finding one's passion and building a career plan around that passion whether or not it's in music. Usher's New Look, a non-profit founded by Usher in 1999, seeks to " develop global youth leaders": "Through a unique peer-to-peer program, youth are given a 'new...

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