Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB), founded in 1990, has grown to 200+ chapters on college and university; middle and high school campuses in 39+ states across the United States. 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 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 National Conference
SAAB National Headquarters hosts a national conference 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.
Mark Your Calendar For The 13th Annual SAAB National Conference 2017
Friday, April 7 & Saturday, April 8
The Marriott Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Drive - Detroit, Michigan 48243
2017 Conference Theme: From Ideas to Action: Saving Tomorrow . . . Today
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.
Celebrating The SAAB 25th Anniversary!! Established October 17, 1990
Congratulations to University of Louisville SAAB member Charles Booker running for State Senate in Kentucky. A progressive voice for fellow students and the broader community, Booker has dedicated his education and experiences to be a passionate advocate for families, youth, and community.
Congratulations to Georgia Southern University SAAB member Anthony Hill, who will intern with the House of Representatives this spring.
SAAB welcomes our 1st Middle School in the State of Texas - Quintanilla Middle School, Dallas Independent School District. What an inspiring group of young Latino/Mexican males who are beyond excited to be invited to join the SAAB B2B Family.
SAAB National hosted a new chapter orientation as part of a Lumina grant for Community Partner Alliance. We welcome College of Southern Nevada (NV); Ivy Tech College (IN); Jefferson Community & Tech College (KY); Salt Lake City Community College (UT); Sinclair Community College (OH); Southwest Community College (TN); Tyler Community College (TX); University of Central Florida (FL)
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.
. SAAB invites members, alumni and friends to join us as we commemorate our 25th Anniversary!
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
Los Angeles, California
North Central Regional Cluster Summit
University of Toledo, OH
SoutheasternRegional Cluster Summit
Clayton State University - Atlanta, Georgia
MidwesternRegional Cluster Summit Northern Illinois University - DeKalb, Illinois
Southern SAAB Regional Cluster Summit
Booker T. Washington High School, Miami, Florida
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 . . .