Say Yes Syracuse

Say Yes supports students (and their families) on the path to high school graduation — with a goal of their being prepared for a post-secondary education, and able to afford its expense.

Channel 9 Video: Say Yes Syracuse Offers Full-Tuition College Scholarships

Watch this Channel 9 video as they interview Say Yes Syracuse Executive Director, Ahmeed Turner, about full-tuition scholarships!

2019-2020 Report Card Released

Say Yes Syracuse recently released its 2019-2020 Report Card to demonstrate the positive impact the program is having on students.

Say Yes Syracuse Alumni Spotlight – Aarick Knighton

In March, Knighton was officially announced as Mayor Ben Walsh’s campaign manager. “It was another Say Yes connection that made it happen, and that was just the beginning. It's everywhere.”

Opportunity Grant Increases Fall 2021

Beginning with the Fall 2021 semester, the SUNY/CUNY Opportunity Grant amount is increased to $3,000 per year.

New Mentorship Program Will Keep Talent in CNY

In the coming weeks, Believe in Syracuse will launch a brand new mentorship program that will benefit our region in not one, not two, but in three(!) big ways.


Say Yes Syracuse provides scholarships to eligible graduates of Syracuse City School District 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, Manager, Post-Secondary Scholarship Access and Completion