Say Yes to Education Syracuse

Say Yes Syracuse is a local, community-wide partnership that pooled resources and realigned assets to support Syracuse students in School and through college.

Last Days of School in Syracuse photos

Syracuse students last days of School in Syracuse were filled with celebrations, hands on learning and awards!

Syracuse schools are trying to boost teachers of color from just 10 percent!

The Syracuse City School District is taking a number of steps to address the racial gap between students and teachers. More than 3/4 of the students in Syracuse are people of color, 90% of teachers

Say Yes to Education gets $20M from New York State to offer free college tuition

New York State awarded Syracuse $20M to close the local endowment for Say Yes to Education Syracuse!

Syracuse's Say Yes to Education gets big infusion of money!

A $400,000 fee collected on a Syracuse construction project boosts Say Yes to Education's scholarship coffers to $10 million!


When combined with the comprehensive and integrated support services offered by the Say Yes Syracuse partnership, the “last dollar” tuition scholarships offered through the nonprofit organization to public and private colleges and universities are intended to have a positive impact on the lives of the community’s next generation.

Now accepting applications until June 1st!


In taking the measure of the geographic sweep of the Say Yes Higher Education Compact, Say Yes partnered with Southwest Airlines. Southwest makes available a limited number of vouchers covering the full cost of a round-trip airline ticket that Say Yes Scholars, and an accompanying adult, to visit the campuses of its member institutions.


Our cross governance and strategic partnerships continue to positively impact Syracuse City School District students.


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Events & Workshops

Information on events and workshops hosted by Say Yes Syracuse and our partners near you.

Contact Us

Are you inspired by the goals and approach of Say Yes or have questions about scholarships? We invite you to reach out to and learn more about how you can get involved.