hearts and prayers go out to those who have been
affected by the tornadoes and storms that have hit
Oklahoma in such a disastrous way.
National Headquarters offers
empowering national conferences to incorporate
powerful messages of success to young men throughout the
U.S. We invite you to join us for powerful speakers and
presenters who enlighten like minded young men,
professionals, community activists and scholars striving
to make a difference in the lives of men in the community.
Headquarters thanks our
speakers, presenters, staff,
advisors and students for a
More than 500 individuals joined us
including elementary, middle and
high school, along with
college/university and professional
level attendees from across the
We are grateful for the time devoted
to attend the conference, and for
your ongoing commitment to
increasing opportunities for our
males of color.
Thank You All For Your Continued
The 10th Annual
Conference - 2014
Friday, 03-28 - Saturday,
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American Brotherhood (SAAB)
founded in 1990 and has grown to more than 200
chapters across college and university campuses;
middle and high schools in more than 39 states in the U.S.
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.
twenty one years of dedicated
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we strive to create
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From Standards to Supports:
John H. Jackson, President/CEO,
Schott Foundation discusses
Black and Latino students who struggle in underresourced
school districts, are pushed out of the classroom by
harsh discipline policies, and are systematically denied
a fair and substantive opportunity to learn.
Read the article . . .
Dexter’s Story – The Story of a
Tidewater Community College SAAB Chapter Member & Campus
pronounced brain dead, Dexter recovers and credits
‘always learning’ to reaching his higher education
Read the article . . .
Student African American Brotherhood Proclaims No Limits:
Assoc. Dean, Villanova University and CEO of SAJ
one of the 2013 SAAB National Conference
speakers. He was inspired to write this
can't explain the impact the SAAB National Conferences have on me and
the young men I speak to. I'm always thankful for the
opportunity to share in the
Robert Jackson, SAAB Conference Faculty Member
SAAB Conference Student Feedback
past two days have been an amazing experience. I
attended the SAAB National Conference for the second
year in a row and I must say I enjoyed myself and it was
such an enlightening two days. I am very grateful for
the opportunity to attend, learn and become a better
man. I will take with many great lessons and the
opportunity to meet great men who are making a
difference in a lot of Brothers lives. I am my Brother's
keeper........ and together we will rise. Saving lives..
Salvage and dreams."
James Alford, Northern Illinois University SAAB Chapter
500 SAAB brothers across the country! 5th through 12th
graders, freshmen, seniors, associate degrees to PhDs in
attendance at the SAAB National Conference. I TRULY
honor the parents of the grade school students who put
trust in us mentors to guide their children. Dr. Bledsoe
you have blessed us all this weekend. Your work has
really impacted the lives of many in positives ways. Let
us younger/future leaders take this new wealth of
knowledge we have consumed back to our home cities and
start IMPLEMENTING! Saving lives... and Salvaging
Christopher Scott, SAAB Chapter Advisor, Scott High
School - Toledo, OH
"Heading home from Indianapolis and reflecting
most transformational weekend I've had in a long time
(academic wise). The SAAB National Conference
gave me a wake up call when it comes to academics,
definition of Manhood, sense of identity and liberation.
But yet, never forsaking our Heavenly father. I've been moved by testimonies, shedding tears, and just
enjoying the moments with my mentor and brothers. All in
all, a revolutionary change in me, feeling a sense
complete liberation, rejuvenated, closer to God and
motivated once more. Such an amazing experience. Thank
you Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe for the beautiful experience."
Lemy Chatelier, Junior at Florida Gulf Coast University
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