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Say Yes Success Story – DeAndre Smith

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

“When challenges arise, and when people tell you to give up or try something else: if you want to follow your dreams, you’ll always find a way.”

The Syracuse University School of Education is no longer offering free SAT Prep classes for SCSD students. We will be sure to provide any additional resources as they become available….

“Say Yes is one of the best programs I have been introduced too. Without Say Yes I would not have gone to, or been able to attend college.”

Say Yes provides a renowned freedom of choice for the students it represents, including Joe and Eli, who were both able to have diverse, fulfilling experiences in higher education.

Where did you go to high school? Nottingham High School What college are you going to & what is your major(s)/minor(s)? Conservation Biology. Focus in Environmental Education and Outreach. What…

We are excited to announce that Alfred University is now a member of the Say Yes Syracuse College Compact. Alfred will accept up to five new Say Yes Syracuse students…

Sanjeev Kumar is a Say Yes Syracuse scholar passionate about education and community. Sanjeev was a graduate of the Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central (ITC) in 2011 and received…

Beginning in the fall of 2022, all Say Yes Syracuse eligible students attending State University of New York (SUNY) and City University of New York (CUNY) colleges that have a…

Say Yes Syracuse recently released its 2020-2021 Report Card to demonstrate the positive outcomes that the program is having on Syracuse City School District students by providing them new opportunities…

Check out this story from CNY Central that examines Say Yes Syracuse’s continued commitment to make college affordable for SCSD students. 

DeAndre Smith graduated from Corcoran High School in 2011 with a bright future filled with football, family, and education. When DeAndre was in high school, he didn’t believe college could…

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