The H.O.P.E. Scholarship Initiative is pleased to announce Amber Gibson as the winner of H.O.P.E.’s 3rd Annual 140 Twitter Challenge.
The 140 Twitter Challenge is a scholarship competition designed to meet students where they are — on social media. Students respond to a question provided by HOPE on Twitter (@hopescholarship) in 140 characters or less and the best response is awarded a $140 book scholarship.
For this challenge we posed the question, “Across the country, students are leading marches, sit-ins and protests. What role should students play in social justice movements?” Amber’s winning response was “We must figure out how we can use our individual disciplines to help further our communities and use our degree to empower.”
Amber is a graduate student at Howard University, majoring in school psychology. Amber’s extra-curricular activities include mentoring, volunteering and community development.
Currently, Amber is pursuing a PhD with the hopes of working with incarcerated youth and closing the achievement gap between students of color and their peers. She also aspires to help develop academic support in juvenile detention centers.
Amber’s skill-set and ambition are much needed in today’s society; you are a “HopeDealer”.
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