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.

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 to Make Exception for the Class of 2021

Due to the unique nature of the 2020-2021 academic school year, Say Yes Syracuse will be making an exception for the graduating class of 2021.

Say Yes Student Spotlight Martine Dosa

"Be your own best advocate. This program is a strong pillar for education in our community, and something that everyone should take advantage of."

Say Yes Story - Kae'chauna Sinclair

"Pursue your interest and your dreams; the stars are not the limit, the sky is not the limit… you set your own limit."


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