Updated: May 2
(Los, Angeles, CA) - SAVE A GIRL, SAVE A WORLD (SAGSAW) recently received a $600,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), over a three-year period, which will support its career and entrepreneurship program. The career and entrepreneurship program provides a deeper exploration experience for students to both learn from a dedicated instructor, guest speakers and gain knowledge about starting and running a business alongside a cohort.
SAGSAW is a multi-generational mentoring and esteem building program for young girls and young women with a continued pipeline of support through mentorships and partnerships. SAGSAW takes on a fundamental approach to mentoring the whole person and their focus is based on upon mentorship and four pillars of success: Career & Entrepreneurship, Health & Wellness, Financial Literacy and Wealth Legacy, and Lifestyle & Leadership. Each pillar is designed to bring out the best in their mentees, to acquire lasting skills and tools to create their own formula for success.
“We are grateful to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for their generous grant that will enable us to continue our mission of building a bench of women who will be ready to step out the shadows, put on their breastplate of courage and keep their feet firm in life readiness. This grant will assist our mentees in pursuing their dreams in career and entrepreneurial aspirations while teaching the fundamentals of leadership. We are grateful for this partnership with WKKF,” said Glenda Gill, SAGSAW Founder & President.
“Women make up one of the fastest-growing segments of entrepreneurs in America, and Black women are starting businesses faster than any other racial group. By supporting these entrepreneurial leaders, we are supporting more equitable access to resources and knowledge that can help women achieve their dreams and help families and children succeed,” said Jeanne K. Wardford, program officer at the Kellogg Foundation. “We are proud to support Save A Girl Save the World in this effort.”
"As women of color continue to compete in the marketplace, being groomed in Level 5 leadership and business, supports their ability to disrupt the patterns of gender inequality. The She CEO program uniquely equips college students with the accouterments of the culture of power for success in the workplace and in a global economy", says K.C. Snapp, Board President.
The Kellogg Foundation is an independent private foundation founded by breakfast cereal innovator and entrepreneur Will Keith Kellogg and is one of the largest philanthropic foundations in the U.S. They work with communities and organizations to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life. They build programs to support organizations in accelerate equity through leadership. They envision a future and society where every child thrives, and they invest in areas to advance their vision.
About SAVE A GIRL, SAVE A WORLD
A non-profit multi-generational mentoring organization focusing on impacting young women’s lives around the globe by providing educational support, experiential training, giving leadership tools, nurturing unconventional talents and skills, building self-esteem, and establishing well-being that supports and enhances young women's growth.