The SAAB Mission
Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB) is a dynamic organization established specifically to assist our participants to excel academically, socially, culturally, professionally, and in the community. SAAB is primarily comprised of male students who strive for academic excellence and make a commitment to plan and implement programs that benefit their community at large. We encourage our participants to embrace leadership by being positive examples for each other through a strong commitment to academic achievement, brotherhood, and community service. We provide weekly study sessions, weekly developmental seminars for students of all ages, business meetings, social and religious activities, and work with various non-profit service agencies (i.e., Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Boys Club, etc.).
The goals of SAAB, are for all Black males on educational campuses to take full advantage of their academic years and to better understand and practice their full responsibilities, rights, and privileges as citizens of this country. Additionally, SAAB works in the community with younger Black males in need of guidance and direction. One of our objectives is that all SAAB members will be role models for each other as well as for other Black males in the community. It is our hope that SAAB members will be well prepared to enter the work force as professionals and be among the best competing for a meaningful place in their communities and in our society. To achieve these goals and objectives, SAAB will provide educational and cultural activities for its members and others.
SAAB is a values-driven organization that cultivates a culture of young men for a community that has been marginalized at best. Our values are the cornerstone for organizational decisions, program development, and strategic collaborations and partnerships. SAAB encourages our participants to embrace our Core Principles of Accountability, Proactive Leadership, Self-Discipline and Intellectual Development in order to exemplify the values that uphold our mission and vision.
- Creating a “Spirit of Care”
- Mentoring and Self-Discovery
- Excellence without Excuse
- Continuum of service and intervention from middle school to college graduation
- Prevention and Early Intervention
- Impact on students
- Structured, high impact programming focusing on student development, career, education, cultural diversity and community service.
Why is SAAB Needed?