Say Yes to Education Guilford

​Congratulations, Guilford County! Together we’ve successfully completed the journey of becoming a Say Yes to Education community. ​


Join Us for a Task Force Information Session

Say Yes Guilford would like to invite you to attend one of our upcoming information sessions to learn more about how to volunteer for a task force. The sessions are May 31, June 2 and June 7. Read more.

Want to join a Task Force or volunteer with Say Yes?

Our Partners

Efforts like Say Yes Guilford need support from civic leaders, funders, institutions of higher education and policymakers – all in pursuit of developing the gifts and talents of young people. We believe that when a community comes together, it has the capacity to effectively and sustainably redefine expectations and to build pathways to postsecondary education and careers.


Our Community

What does bringing Say Yes to Education Guilford mean for our students, parents, and community?

More Support

Public school students will have the supports they need to graduate from high school and be ready for post-secondary success. Support starts with our youngest learners and doesn’t end until our students complete a college degree or earns a post-secondary certificate.

Economic Change

Businesses have good reason to start operations or relocate to our county — a more educated workforce, access for employees to tuition scholarships and supports, and solid schools. Other Say Yes communities have seen growth in the tax base and experienced rising property values, too.

College Access

Post-secondary tuition can be expensive, but Say Yes Guilford has graduates of the Guilford County Schools system covered. Through last-dollar tuition scholarships, every public school graduate in Guilford County will be able afford to complete a college degree or post-secondary certificate —starting with the class of 2016.


Say Yes was founded in 1987 by money manager George Weiss, who promised to prepare 112 Philadelphia sixth graders for college, and to pay their college tuition if they graduated high school. Say Yes now helps entire communities make a similar commitment to every public high school student. Say Yes Guilford was launched in September 2015.

Contact Us

Are you inspired by the goals and approach of Say Yes Guilford? We invite you to reach out to learn more about how you can get involved.