Save a Girl, Save a World (SAGSAW) is a, registered 501c3, multi-generational mentoring and esteem building program with an annual retreat held at HBCU's each Fall for the purposes of assisting young girls and young women with a continued pipeline of support through mentorship. SAGSAW has assembled a network of some of the brightest and most accomplished women from coast to coast to work as mentors. The program aims to help mentees in gaining focus and addressing real life situations.

Our Approach

Focusing on four pillars: Health & Wellness, Financial Literacy & Wealth Legacy, Career & Entrepreneurship, and Lifestyle & Leadership,

• We ensure that young girls are equipped with a healthy self-image to contribute to social importance and personal development.

• We instill self-confidence, life skills and new experiences to contribute to society in a life-changing way.

• We promote academic achievement through programs, conversations and one-on-one interactions.

• We provide mentors across diverse disciplines aligned to resources, industries and experiences to help young women develop goals and ideas to have a global impact.

• We engage young women in financial literacy to foster healthy consumerism and spending habits.


Since 2011

• 180 high school and college students have participated in our Annual Weekend Retreat and completed the program.

• 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).