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Amber Anderson

Hampton U '23

Amber Nicole Anderson is a trailblazer on a mission to inspire and empower young women throughout the City of Chicago. She is recognized by influential leaders and peers alike for her role model qualities, high potential, daring spirit, and commitment to excellence.

Having witnessed the tremendous impact of her parents, both of whom are educators, on youths, Amber developed her own passion for community work and education, which has fueled her endeavors. She is the executive director and co-founder of the Black is Gold Organization, a non-profit, peer mentoring group for teen girls. She is also the founder and president of ANA's mentoring group, a program for middle school girls. Additionally, Amber is an active member of the Common Ground Foundation, the ASCEND Program, and the F.O.C.U.S Club at Kenwood Academy in Chicago. She is a member of her school’s student council, a writer for On the Money Magazine (a for teens. by teens publication), as well as a runway model who has been featured in fashion presentations with the RH School of Performing Arts, Kenwood Academy’s Elite Modeling Club, and on WCIU’s “The Jam.”

She attends Hampton University majoring in Journalism. She plans to continue leading the charge to prepare African-American girls for future success.