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Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB), founded in 1990, has grown to 200+ chapters on college and university campuses; middle and high schools in more than 39 states in the United States. SAAB operates through student chapters where young men of color enjoy the privilege of social, cultural and spiritual enrichment. SAAB increases the number of African American and Latino men graduating from college by creating a positive peer community based on a spirit of caring.

SAAB membership is open to any student attending an institution that has a registered SAAB Chapter.

Institutions interested in supporting the development of African American and young males of color should contact SAAB National Headquarters for more information on establishing a SAAB Chapter within their institution. Visit our SAAB Chapter page for more information.

Mr. Dondrė Whitfield shares his excitement about his role with the SAAB organization and deep commitment to its mission. Mr. Whitfield is an actor whose talents were bred in Brooklyn, New York. His first job was a three season guest starring stint on the most watched show in television history; The Cosby Show. More on Mr. Whitfield . . .

SAAB 25th Anniversary Gala
SAAB Cordially Invites Chapter Members, Alumni, Friends And Supporters
To Join Us For Our 25th Anniversary Black Tie Gala!
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel ~ Los Angeles, California
Guest Reception At 6:00 P.M. ~ Gourmet Dinner At 7:00 P.M.
Visit 25th Anniversary Gala for details about this major SAAB event - Register Today ! 
Support The Work Of SAAB

SAAB encourages and gratefully accepts donations as you partner with us in our commitment to serve young men of color in America. We pride ourselves on our SAAB Chapter leaders and community supporters and hope that you will join the ranks in participation with your dollars.

SAAB invites members, alumni and friends to join us as we commemorate our 25th Anniversary!
Feedback: Let us know what you think about our website, chapter interest, opinions and more: Contact SAAB NHQ!
SAAB National Conferences

SAAB National Headquarters hosts national conferences with inspiring messages of success for young men throughout the United States. We invite you to join us for powerful speakers, presenters and workshops to enlighten like-minded young men, professionals, community activists and scholars who strive to make a difference in the lives of young men in the community.

Save The Tentative Date: 12th Annual SAAB National Conference 2016 ~ Dearborn, MI
Friday, April 1, 2016 and Saturday, April 1-2, 2016

Conference Theme: "Transforming the Mindset... Redefining the Narrative"

View almost 300 Conference 2015 photos on our social media pages: Google Page:  Facebook Page:
Media Credit: Mr. Tyree Vance, Advance Image Photography & SAAB Associate Consultant

SAAB Conference Fund Raising: We have received comments from some of our chapters who have been unable to attend conferences due to monetary restrictions. Don't let your chapter miss a SAAB National Conference. Here are a few fund raising suggestions.

SAAB National Headquarters expresses sincere gratitude to our sponsors, speakers, presenters, and advisors for contributing to a dynamic, well-attended SAAB National Conference 2015. Conference delegates joined us from middle and high schools, along with college/university and community professionals from across the country. We are grateful for the time devoted to attend the conference and for your ongoing commitment to increasing opportunities for males of color. Thank You All For Your Continued Support!!

Many Thanks To SAAB National Conference 2015 Sponsors

BMe Community

Fossil Group

Lumina Foundation
for Education

The Skillman Foundation

Southwest Airlines

Wayne State University
If You Wish To Become A SAAB Conference Sponsor, Please Contact Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe
2014 was a great year for the SAAB organization. 2015 will be even more phenomenal!!! Take a look back with us . . .

The Purpose Of The Work Of SAAB

Celebrating The SAAB 25th Anniversary!!
Established October 17, 1990

  • The Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3), a project of San Diego State University’s Interwork Institute that prioritizes men who have been traditionally underrepresented and underserved in postsecondary education offers a new webinar: “Narratives of Success: Insights from Men of Color who Successfully Transferred” (August 24, 2015) – This webinar presents findings from a recent study of men of color who successfully transferred from a community college to a four-year institution.

  • Effective Strategies for Mentoring African American Boys by G. R. Jarjoura, Principal Researcher, Human and Social Development: This brief provides a look at the ways that mentoring programs may effectively serve African American boys and presents a list of promising programs that have been shown to effectively address the unique needs of African American boys, contributing to positive outcomes.
  • Mentoring urban Black Middle-School Male Students: Implications for Academic Achievement: Researchers have called for innovative and culturally responsive intervention programs to enhance male, African American middle school students’ academic achievement. Authors: Gordon, D. M., Yale University School of Medicine; Iwamoto, D., Yale University School of Medicine; Ward, N., Yale University School of Medicine; Potts, R., Private Practice; Boyd, E., The University of South Dakota.
  • A Stronger Nation Through Higher Education: Lumina's Ten-year time horizon brings Goal 2025 into sharp focus. At the end of 2015, there will be 10 years remaining for the nation to reach Goal 2025. Read full report . . .
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Lumina Foundation For Education: Goal 2025
As a Metro partner, SAAB supports Lumina Foundation's committment to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025. Lumina’s outcomes-based approach focuses on helping to design and build an accessible, responsive and accountable higher education system while fostering a national sense of urgency for action to achieve Goal 2025.

SAAB Promotional Video

SAAB produces videos from National Conference and other events.
In addition, SAAB Chapters across the country contribute to our video library.
View the collection on the SAAB YouTube Channel

SAAB Alumni

The SAAB Alumni Center
Calling all Alumni Members: SAAB National Headquarters is gathering members from across the nation.
Register Today with the "SAAB Alumni Mailing List" to stay up to date on SAAB news and events.
Connect with SAAB Alumni on Linked In!

SAAB Regional Cluster Summits

SAAB Regional Cluster Summits are one day - four hour workshops held in various regions of the country where SAAB and B2B Chapters in close proximity join for annual fall training. SAAB Regional Cluster Summits empower our SAAB Chapter Leaders to begin each year with the inspiration and tools necessary to continue to be successful SAAB leaders and to make the positive impact SAAB desires to reach for each SAAB chapter institutions. Photos exhibit the high energy and motivation of attendees involved with the SAAB Experience of these Regional Cluster Summits.

Western Regional Cluster Summit
California State University - S
an Bernardino, California

North Central Regional Cluster Summit
University of Toledo, OH

Southeastern Regional Cluster Summit
Clayton State University - Atlanta, Georgia

Midwestern Regional Cluster Summit
Indiana University NW - Gary, Indiana

Southern SAAB Regional Cluster Summit
Booker T. Washington High School, Miami, Florida

Enjoy more Summit photos in our Google+ Photo Gallery
The State of Education for Males of Color . . .

SAAB is dedicated to improving the state of education for males of color. Learn more about news across the country through articles we share.

The Rising Cost of Not Going to College: For those who question the value of college in this era of soaring student debt and high unemployment, the attitudes and experiences of today’s young adults, members of the so-called Millennial generation, provide a compelling answer. On virtually every measure of economic well-being and career attainment, from personal earnings to job satisfaction to the share employed full time. Young college graduates are outperforming their peers with less education. Read full article . . .

For men of color, high academic motivation does not bring academic success: Despite higher levels of engagement in the community college experience—from rarely skipping classes to accessing tutoring services more frequently—male students of color have lower academic outcomes than White male students who are significantly less engaged, according to a recent University of Texas at Austin report. “Aspirations to Achievement: Men of Color and Community Colleges” was produced by the College of Education’s Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE). It is based on responses from more than 453,000 students nationwide to the Community College Survey of Student Engagement. Read full article . . . 

Read more on the State Of Education for Males of Color

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