Say Yes Syracuse

Say Yes helps Syracuse City School District and Syracuse charter school students and their families prepare for college and afford its expense, setting our next generation up for a successful future with financial independence.

2021-2022 Say Yes Report Card Released

Say Yes Syracuse recently released its 2021-2022 Report Card to demonstrate the positive outcomes that the program is having on Syracuse City School District students.

Say Yes Student Spotlight: Azian Goodrich

"Say Yes means opportunity. Say Yes means impact. Say Yes means change. Say Yes represents a commitment to equity and opportunity in education."

Say Yes Syracuse and OCC Team Up to Help Students with College Housing Costs

A new agreement between Say Yes Syracuse and Onondaga Community College will help Syracuse City School District graduates who attend OCC with their housing costs.

Information Sessions Coming Up!

Join us for a Say Yes information session at your school.

Say Yes Student Spotlight: Madison Reynolds

Say Yes means accessibility to me. For many students, higher education seems unattainable due to financial barriers, however, Say Yes continuously helps SCSD students financially on pursuing higher ed


Say Yes Syracuse provides scholarships to eligible graduates of Syracuse City School District and Syracuse charter schools to receive full-tuition scholarships to a range of nearly 100 public and private college and university partners.

Now accepting applications!


Surround supports offered by partners of Say Yes Syracuse address the barriers that could prevent Syracuse City School District students from succeeding in school.


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


All the latest on Say Yes Syracuse in the news.

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 subscribe to our mailing list, set an appointment, or reach out to and learn more about how you can get involved.

Ahmeed Turner, Executive Director

Dana Lyons-Canty, Officer, Scholarship and Student Support