SAAB Organization News 2013
 
 

New Year to Bring New Network, Narratives for Inspired Black Men: An article published in The Good Men Project features SAAB friend and supporter, Trabian Shorters, for creating the BMe Network to inspire. Black Men and the communities they reside in. SAAB Founder, Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe was invited  to be a part of the powerful BMe Winter Retreat 2013 recently held in Miami, FL. to be a part of the powerful BMe Winter Retreat 2013 recently held in Miami, FL. Read more in the Full Article . . .

 

SAAB Alumni and member of the SAAB Associate Consultant Institute (ACI), Mr. Terrance Range, has been appointed by the Dept. of Health and Human Services to serve on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration’s (SAMSHA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) National Advisory Council.

 

Mr. Robert Jackson, SAAB Faculty: In the wake of the Trayvon Martin case, being violent is not the answer to the verdict. There are countless numbers of black males being murdered on a daily basis and a majority of these murders are by someone that looks like them around their age. What is the answer? Stop ignoring the elephant in the room. Teach young men their history, discipline and responsibility. Fathers need to reconnect with their children and share their shortcomings with them so the behavior isn't repeated. Lastly, learn to forgive as God forgave us. Mentor a young person today. Stay consistent in their lives and be that missing piece they need to succeed! Instead of getting mad, get even by getting involved. Visit his Facebook page for more . . . .

 

Dr. Ronald Briggs was honored at the 2013 Conference as the 1st SAAB Alum to earn his Doctoral Degree. Dr. Briggs is currently Assist. Dean of Students at Arizona State University.

 

Student African American Brotherhood Proclaims No Limits- Dr. Stephen Jones, Associate Dean at Villanova University and CEO of SAJ Publishing served as one of the 20013 SAAB National Conference speakers. He was inspired to write the above titled article. Here is an excerpt: "The SAAB organization is forever changing the lives of students who were desperate to have a better chance in life. These students have decided that enough is enough. SAAB organization is filling the gaps in the student’s academic, personal and emotional adjustment to college. The effort to provide a stable program of activities and staff advisors that follow up with students is making a positive impact wherever a chapter is established."  Read the full article . . .

 

Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe served on the 2013 Gates Millennium Scholars National Readers Team. Several thousands applications were reviewed and scored to award college funding for young people across the nation. http://gmsp.org/


SAAB Chapters are featured in a Chronicle of Higher Education article ~ "University System of Georgia Offers a Model for Raising Black Male Enrollment" A decade after the University System of Georgia created the African American Male Initiative, a statewide program to identify and surmount the barriers black men encounter on their path to college, the results are beginning to take shape.

From 2002 to 2011, enrollment of African American male students system wide increased by 80 percent; the percentage of degrees conferred grew by nearly 60 percent; and the six-year graduation rate for the black male students who entered in 2005 was 40 percent - an 11 percent uptick.