Save a Girl, Save a World (SAGSAW)
is a registered 501c3, multi-generational mentoring and esteem building program.
For 11 years SAGSAW has successfully collaborated with HBCU’s hosting an annual retreat each Fall to assist young girls and young women with inspiring programs and life-changing opportunities through mentorship.
SAGSAW has cultivated and sustained a network of professional women dedicated to the organization's vision to provide education and awareness and to bring together several generations of young girls and women assisting them in gaining focus and addressing real-life situations.
SAGSAW takes on a fundamental approach to mentoring the whole person and our focus is based on four pillars of success: Health and Wellness, Financial Literacy & Wealth Legacy, Career & Entrepreneurship, and Lifestyle and Leadership.
It is SAGSAW’s understanding that each pillar affects the overall well-being of our mentees and each pillar is designed to bring out the best in our mentees to acquire lasting skills and tools to create their own formula for success.
SAGSAW continues to fulfill its mission to encourage and inspire our mentees to pursue professional and personal leadership.
The first nine years SAGSAW has successfully executed leadership programs on HBCU campuses and hosted retreats including Bennett College, Greensboro, NC and Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA.
The unfortunate COVID-19 Pandemic did not slow SAGSAW’s mission and commitment to its mentees. SAGSAW members came together to create, plan and execute online retreats and initiatives to keep mentors and mentees fully engaged and supported throughout the crisis.
SAGSAW has demonstrated exemplary leadership in accomplishing the following goals through its programming and activities:
Mentors and mentees typically extend their terms beyond the one-year program.
7 graduated mentees have returned as professional mentors.
Mentees have traveled across the country states
to gain cultural exposure and educational knowledge by attending Black Girls Rock (New York, NY), Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Conference (Washington D.C.), Honda Battle of the Bands (Atlanta, GA), C-STEM Competition (Houston, TX), World of Money Institute (Manhattan NY), Money Matters Camp (Detroit, MI), and Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) (Charlotte, NC).