The Black is Gold Organization was founded in 2017 by Amber Nicole Anderson during her sophomore year of high school. Inspired by the song “Black is Gold” by the artist Wale, Anderson was prompted to create a video that celebrated Black women and their diversity. After making the “Black is Gold” video, the Black is Gold Organization, NFP, was established. Black is Gold’s primary goals are to prepare young women for college & their careers, give back to the community, and empower young women.
Since the organization's founding, Black is Gold has impacted over 400 Black young women and girls in the Chicagoland; Lexington, KY; Atlanta, GA; and Hampton, VA areas. Black is Gold has provided them with the tools needed to succeed in college and careers through our programs, Girl Boss 101 Saturday Mentoring Program for high school students, and Black is Gold University for collegiate women.
Impact the Lives of Young Black Women & Girls Today!
We are a mentoring group for young Black women throughout the United States in high school and college. Our mission is to empower young women and girls through many outlets - preparing them for college and their careers, serving the community, and building sisterhood.
GIRL BOSS 101 MENTORING PROGRAM
Our Girl Boss 101 Saturday Mentoring Program is dedicated to young Black women in high school. Our program focuses on preparing our mentees for college, their future careers, and becoming servant leaders. Mentees meet at our monthly sessions to participate in college readiness and career readiness, social-emotional learning workshops, and community service opportunities.
BLACK IS GOLD UNIVERSITY
Black is Gold University was created to develop a space to enhance Black collegiate women's professional and personal lives and empower them to be the best version of themselves. While also providing them with resources to strengthen their professional network, excel in their future careers, and serve local communities around their campus.