July 28, 2020 – Say Yes Syracuse understands that students and families are concerned about the upcoming academic year regarding COVID-19 related health and safety concerns.

June 30, 2020 – Beginning July 1, the Central New York Community Foundation will assume the governance of Say Yes scholarships and personnel from Say Yes to Education, Inc.

Ahmeed Turner, the chapter director of Say Yes Syracuse, says Say Yes Syracuse Scholar Yanira Gonzalez  “is not a person who looks at all the reasons why something can’t happen.’’

“If it hadn’t been for Say Yes, I would probably be struggling — still in college while trying to pay for it,” – Keasya Hudgins CNY Community Foundation Annual report 2016.

Say Yes to Education celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2012. Here’s My Chance (HMC) produced a powerful, emotionally charged video telling the stories of Say Yes to Education alumni.

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Ahmeed Turner, Executive Director

Dana Lyons, Manager, Post-Secondary Scholarship Access and Completion