Amber Anderson

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.”

Amber is an aspiring journalist with plans to major in journalism/broadcasting with a concentration in sports in college, minoring in African-American studies. She plans to continue leading the charge to prepare African-American girls for future success.

Network to Secure the Bag

We’ve all heard the phrase, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.”  This statement is much more factual than you think. One of the most important keys to being successful is networking. The more you network with people, the more opportunities that will come your way.  Listed below are a few of the networking tips I believe will help high school students secure the bag for internships, jobs, college acceptances, and scholarship dollars.

Teen Creates Cosmetics Line In Order to Give Back

Seventeen-year-old entrepreneur, Imanii Uwake says her father is the inspiration behind her cosmetics line, ‘Quench Qosmetix’. Last September Imani’s father, spent a month in Rwanda located in South Africa, helping build a school and teaching students. While there, he met a young man named Egide Rugirangoga, who needed assistance with paying his way through school. Once she heard about Egide’s story, she was determined to help this young man pave his way through college. This was the birth of h

Tennis Making it’s Return to Chicago

While Chicago is a very big and competitive Sports city, tennis has been one of the sports that is underappreciated and less competitive. What we are now learning is that this outlook on the sport of tennis will change very soon. In 2008, Kamu Murray started the XS Tennis Foundation with the mission to reach and support Chicago’s underserved youth through tennis, making the game more accessible to them. This past Friday (July 27th), the World Team Tennis hosted a private tennis clinic hours before the game for Chicago youth at XS Tennis Village.

Sloane Stephens and World TeamTennis (WTT) Return to Chicago

While out on a foot injury last season, Sloane Stephens didn’t spend much time at home as most athletes would. Instead she spent everyday working in her community with the children at the Sloane Stephens Foundation, founded by Stephens herself in 2013.   She would spend her day playing tennis and giving a few pointers or two about the game to the kids. Stephens states, “My foundation is my number one priority.” She is extremely passionate about giving back, while also enjoying teaching children