Hassan Abdus-Sabur, 48, never graduated from Howard University in Washington, D.C. “I don’t get to wear the Howard alumni hat,” he told The Washington Post. “… That’s such a bitter pill because I love that place. It gave me so much, just in the time I was there.” Yet, he has helped to raise over $100,000 so other students can attend Howard, through an annual bike ride, a nonprofit and GoFundMe. He also collaborates with the company to help HBCU students get $500 textbook grants.
All of this good work has also helped inspire Hassan to work toward his bachelor’s degree. He’s currently attending Rutgers University because, as he told the paper, “You can’t tell children to do something, and you’re not doing it.”
Plus, when he and fellow riders end their annual fundraising bike ride at the Yard on Howard’s campus, they’re always greeted with applause. “When I roll onto campus, that’s my graduation every year,” he told the Post. “When everyone is cheering, that’s my graduation.”
Read more about Hassan and why he was named a GoFundMe Hero here.