AUSTIN- The Saving America’s Black Boys (SABB) Solutions Summit is the kickoff event of a historic national messaging campaign established to catalyze an economic movement across America that results in the development of a 21st century economic infrastructure to help save the nation’s Black boys, and the nation itself, from an epidemic of chronic academic failure and consistent loss of innovative entrepreneurial talent, ingenuity and creativity inherent in America’s Black Boys (and girls) that could otherwise strengthen the global economic competitiveness of the nation.
The SABB Solutions Summit in Austin, Texas will serve as a first step networking and educational opportunity, and catalyst for follow-on action in development of permanent infrastructure with a pipeline that provides disconnected communities essential access channels to economic networks in the local and regional Austin “Capital Area” innovation ecosystem, one of the most thriving innovation hubs in the United States.
The SABB CAMPAIGN is the online national reach and offline multi-city event platform that brings together leaders, influencers and other stakeholders in local innovation ecosystems in an effort to catalyze strategic collaboration that results in inclusive frameworks that invest in and cultivate pipelines of opportunity for Black boys (and girls) through the framework of:
STEM Education & Workforce development.
Access to capital and risk capital investment formation.
Johnathan Holifield is the keynote speaker. Mr. Holifield is the Vice President of Inclusive Competitiveness for Nortech, a tech-based economic development powerhouse covering 21 counties in Northeast Ohio.
Holifield, a co-founder of The America21 Project, will also sit on a panel on Monday, March 4th at SXSWedu, organized by fellow America21 co-founder Mike Green. Chad Womack, PhD, rounds out the trio of America21 co-founders setting the stage at SXSWedu for an introduction into 21st century inclusive competitiveness ideals that underscore the focus of the panel session, Saving America’s Black Boys (SABB). The Summit will be held at the George Washington Carver Museum in Austin.