We invite you to join us for insightful speakers, presenters and workshops that will enlighten likeminded 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 and Alumni Members, Advisors and Constituents to attend!

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"

Register Early to Ensure Seating

Conference registration may close quickly given location and anticipated attendance.

Register, Book Hotel And Travel Arrangements As Soon As Possible.

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. Additionally, he is responsible for establishing and managing public-private partnerships and serves as the primary interface with multilateral institutions, global and domestic investment agencies, corporations, public/private philanthropies and governments. Read full bio

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We welcome community and other non-SAAB Institutional organizations and program initiatives who are committed to creating successful educational and lifelong pathways for males of color across the country to join us and participate in




  • Come enjoy the lavish accommodations at The Marriott Renaissance Center.
  • Make conference registrations and hotel reservations TODAY as space will become limited.
  • Share conference news with colleagues and students interested in a powerful male-oriented bonding experience.
  • SAAB encourages attendance by SAAB and Non-SAAB members who are undergraduate, high school and middle school students of color.

SAAB National Headquarters expresses sincere gratitude to our sponsors, speakers, presenters, and advisors for contributing to a dynamic, well-attended SAAB National Conference 2016. 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 2017 Sponsors


BMe Community

Fossil Group

Little Caesar Pizza

Lumina Foundation for Education

Rotary Club
Reynolds Corners
Toledo, Ohio

The Kresge Foundation

The Skillman Foundation

W. K. Kellogg Foundation

US Bank


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