SAAB National Headquarters

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

SAAB Chapters

SAAB membership is open to any student attending an institution that has a registered SAAB Chapter. Institutions that have an interest in supporting the development of African American and young males of color on their campus should contact SAAB National Headquarters for more information on establishing a SAAB Chapter within their institution. Visit our SAAB Chapter Spotlight page for images of new and current chapter activities.

The SAAB organization expresses its commitment to diversity through Brother To Brother (B2B) Chapters that encompass young men who are of African American heritage, as well as Latino and other ethnic backgrounds.

Annual National Conference

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.

Registration for the 11th Annual National Conference 2015 Is Now Open!

National Spokesperson

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 . . .

Feedback: Let us know what you think about our new web design, chapter interest, your opinions and more: Contact SAAB NHQ!

  • Happy 24th Anniversary To SAAB!! Established October 17, 1990  
  • SAAB News Highlights Fall 2014: Get the latest on our new website features and the 11th Annual National Conference update by clicking on the image for a download link, or view the attached pdf version.
  • To encourage student success and degree persistence among African American male students, Purdue University Calumet is launching a campus chapter of the nationally recognized SAAB (Student African American Brotherhood)/B2B program. Read the article . . .
  • SAAB Founder/CEO Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe will be featured in a forum entitled "Pipelining Males away from Prison and Into College: Viewing a Perspective on Parental Influence on a Student’s Educational Success" – Louisville, KY on November 01, 2014. Visit the SAAB Facebook page for more information. 
  • Dr. Bledsoe is grateful for the invitation from Memphis Mayor’s Office to discuss launching SAAB chapters across the city, along with serving on a distinguished panel with Mr. David Johns, White House Executive Director; Dr. Johnnie Watson, President of Lemoyne Owens College; Dr. Roderick Richmond, Chief Academic Officer of Shelby County Schools.
  • The Value of a College Degree (This article is the first in a series of four Liberty Street Economics posts examining the value of a college degree.) by Jaison R. Abel and Richard Deitz. 09/02/14

Read more in our News Section

The Purpose Of The Work Of SAAB
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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 National Conference 2015

2015 marks an historic milestone for SAAB as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary!

Friday, March 27th and Saturday, March 28th

Registration for the SAAB 11th Annual National Conference 2015 Is Now Open!

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Many Thanks For The Gracious Support Of Our 10th Annual SAAB National Conference - 2014

Lumina Foundation

BMe Community

The Knight Foundation

Wayne State University

If You Wish To Become A SAAB Conference Sponsor, Please Contact Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe, CEO/Founder

SAAB Conference Fund Raising

We have received comments from some of our chapters who have been unable to attend SAAB conferences due to monetary restrictions. Don't let this happen to your chapter for the upcoming SAAB 25th Anniversary. Find ways to acquire funds!! Dialogue with chapter advisors and leaders. Here are a few additional suggestions.

SAAB Founder/CEO, Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe addresses the 2014 conference.

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.
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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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