Children that graduate from a Syracuse City School District School are eligible for FREE college tuition!!! Say YES!
Although there are Say Yes chapters located in Cambridge, MA; Hartford, CT; New York City, NY, and Philadelphia, PA., the Syracuse chapter is unique in that it is the first Say Yes chapter to embrace an entire city school district, making it the largest school improvement program of its kind in the nation!
Say Yes to Education, Inc. (Say Yes) is a national, non-profit education foundation committed to dramatically increasing high school and college graduation rates for our nation's inner-city youth.
Say Yes provides comprehensive supports, including the promise of free college tuition to one of nearly 100 colleges and universities for those who meet residency, graduation and admission requirements, aligned with what research indicates is needed to enable every child in the program to achieve his or her potential.
The Say Yes promise and supports begin when a child enters kindergarten and continue through high school and beyond. The range of services Say Yes offers across its Chapters include everything from after-school and summer programming, mentoring, tutoring, and school-day academic support to family outreach, scholarships, and social work/ psychological services. Additionally, Say Yes partners provide high-quality health care and legal assistance. These services help to create a positive, sustaining framework for each student's academic experience, one that encourages and rewards continued effort.