SAAB National Headquarters
 
The SAAB Organization
Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB), founded in 1990, has chapters on more than 200 Middle and High School/College and University campuses in 39+ states across the country. SAAB operates through student chapters where young men of color enjoy social, cultural and spiritual enrichment. SAAB increases the number of young men graduating from college by creating a positive peer community based on a spirit of caring.

SAAB/B2B Chapters
SAAB membership is open to any student attending an institution that has a registered SAAB Chapter. Institutions interested in supporting the development of Young Males Of Color should contact SAAB National Headquarters to establish a SAAB Chapter within their institution. Visit our SAAB Chapter page for information.
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. Become a SAAB Supporter Today.
SAAB National Conference
SAAB
hosts a male oriented national conference with powerful messages of success to inspire and mentor Young Men of Color across the United States. SAAB Conferences are events intended to reach Middle and High School/College and University students. We invite you to join us for insightful speakers, presenters and workshops that will enlighten likeminded young men, professionals, community activists and scholars who strive to make a difference in the lives of young men in the community. We encourage all SAAB/B2B Chapter Members, Alumni, Advisors, and SAAB Constituents to attend!!

*SAAB National Headquarters Endowment Fund*
 

SAAB National Headquarters has partnered with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks in Springfield, Missouri to create our 1st ever SAAB Endowment Fund! This fund will grow into millions of dollars that will enrich the operational efforts for long term growth and sustainability as we seek to advance our next era of work and to transform into an institution with the capacity to support young men of color nationwide in educational and career attainment, along with helping them reach their fullest potential.

Pictured are Mr. Brian Fogle, CEO for the Community Foundation of the Ozarks and Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe, SAAB Founder confirming the partnership at the Community Foundation's Headquarter.

Community Foundation of the Ozarks has spent more than 40 years working toward creating generous and thriving communities through philanthropy by connecting the passion of donors to support critical social innovations like SAAB.

You can also learn more about the SAAB Endowment Fund as well as other giving opportunities on our Sponsorship Opportunity page and Become A SAAB Supporter Today!

Upcoming National Conference
 

14th Annual SAAB National Conference 2018

Friday, April 06 and Saturday, April 07
Hilton Hotel Atlanta Airport ~ Atlanta, Georgia
 

 

Conference Theme: "Destined, Determined, Dedicated: A True Journey to Success"

Hotel Rooms Are Going Fast!

Registration may close quickly given anticipated attendance.

Register, Book Hotel And Travel Arrangements ASAP

One of the first 2018 SAAB National Conference Speakers will be Mr. Aranthan “AJ” Jones II, Chief of Staff, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation! Mr. Jones works with the president and CEO to ensure alignment and advancement of grantmaking investments across the organization. He is also responsible for the execution of the foundation’s policy, communications, knowledge management and analytic strategies. As an officer of the foundation, Jones serves as a key spokesperson on behalf of the organization and works in coordination with the president and CEO and the executive leadership team on the foundation’s portfolio/grantee investments and operations. Read the full bio

Enjoy Photos From The 2017 SAAB National Conference on the SAAB Facebook page.

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 News

  • 2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge
    $250,000 College Scholarship
    $100,000 Breakthrough Prize Lab for your school
    $50,000 Teacher Inspiration Prize.
    Visit http://bit.ly/2ex0HlW for more information.
  • SAAB National Headquarters has partnered with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks in Springfield, MO to create the 1st ever SAAB Endowment Fund to enrich efforts for long term sustainability. This fund will enrich the operational efforts for long term growth as we seek to advance our next era of work and to transform into an institution with the capacity to support young men of color nationwide in educational attainment, and helping them reach their fullest potential.
  • 14th Annual SAAB National Conference 2018 ~ Friday, 04-06 & Saturday, 04-07 ~ Hilton Hotel Atlanta Airport ~ Atlanta, GA. Registration Now Open!!
  • SAAB Alumni: Register to stay up to date on news and events. Visit the SAAB Alumni Center for more news and info.
SAAB TWITTER FEED

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% 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.

  • Who is ‎Todays Student? Most of us envision college students as 18- to 21-year-olds fresh out of high school. That's no longer the reality (09.13.15). Read more . . .
  • 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 . . .
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.

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SAAB invites members, alumni and friends to join us as we commemorate our 25th Anniversary!

Become A SAAB Supporter Today!

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The Purpose Of The Work Of SAAB

2014 was a great year for the SAAB organization. Take a look back at the "Year In Review" 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 SAAB Alumni: SAAB National Headquarters is gathering members from across the nation! Visit the SAAB Alumni Center!
Register with the "SAAB Alumni Mailing List" to stay up to date on SAAB news and events and 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..


Midwestern Regional Cluster Summit
College of Lake County - North Chicago, IL

North Central Regional Cluster Summit
Washtenaw Community College – Detroit, MI


Southeastern Regional Cluster Summit
Georgia Highlands College – Atlanta, GA


Southwestern SAAB Regional Cluster Summit

Cedar Valley College – Dallas, TX


Western Regional Cluster Summit
California State University - San Bernardino, CA

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 . . .