About Say Yes Syracuse

Say Yes Syracuse is a nonprofit community-wide partnership with the goal of every public school student not only graduating high school -- but doing so with the preparation and support to attain, afford and complete a college or other postsecondary education.


Among the critical components of the Say Yes Syracuse partnership is a transparent, collaborative, community-wide governance structure that guides all efforts and reports on progress to the public at large.

Our Impact

Since 2008, Say Yes Syracuse has worked toward the goals of ensuring that all public school children in Syracuse have the opportunity to maximize their gifts and talents; progress along the pathway to a successful post-secondary education, and to go on to be actively contributing members of the community.

Meet Ahmeed Turner

Ahmeed is the Say Yes Syracuse Executive Director. He is a graduate of Cheyney State University of PA with a BA in Psychology and holds a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Syracuse University. Ahmeed also served as a Say Yes Program Coordinator and Say Yes Site Director.

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