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.

Syracuse University Summer Internship Program

The Syracuse University Summer Internship Program is a partnership between Syracuse University and Syracuse City School District that provides opportunities for rising seniors.

Say Yes Syracuse Releases 2022-23 Report Card

We recently released our 2022-23 Report Card to demonstrate the positive outcomes that the program is having on Syracuse City School District students.

Say Yes Alumna Spotlight: Bailey Pfohl

Bailey Pfohl, a 2015 graduate of Corcoran High School, exemplifies the impact of Say Yes Syracuse on her educational journey and professional success.

Say Yes Alumna Spotlight: Alysn Lyons

Nottingham High School 2011 alumna Alysn Lyons is an inspiring example of the impact of Say Yes Syracuse.

Free FAFSA Completion Events - Multiple Dates (Jan/Feb)

Financial aid administrators from local colleges will be on hand at the sites and dates listed below both in-person and virtually.


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