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Say Yes to Education Guilford

Providing access to services, support and scholarships designed to prepare Guilford County Schools students for success in college, career and life.

FAFSA Frenzy Dates and Times Announced

Say Yes Guilford and Guilford Parent Academy are offering free FAFSA events at local universities this school year.

Say Yes Guilford/Greensboro Wins FAFSA Challenge

The National College Access Network (NCAN) and the Kresge Foundation have awarded Say Yes Guilford $75,000 for winning the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Completion Challenge.

Say Yes Guilford's Limited Supply of Southwest Vouchers Now Available

Say Yes Guilford has a limited supply of free airline vouchers available to students and guardians who plan to use the voucher to visit a Say Yes Higher Education Compact school.

Scholarship Updates

Check out this update page to learn more about how Say Yes Guilford payments are processed and what you need to do to make the process as efficient as possible… Read More

 

2017-18 FAFSA Frenzy Events

Say Yes Guilford and Guilford Parent Academy are offering free assistance to parents and students who are completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA Frenzy events will be hosted by one of Say Yes Guilford’s partner universities in the Greensboro/High Point area throughout the 2017-18 school year. Click here to learn more.

Say Yes Guilford Launch School Survey

Say Yes Guilford is partnering with Guilford County Schools (GCS) to connect students and families to programs and services that can aid them on their path to high school graduation. The process is part of Say Yes Guilford’s Postsecondary Planning System. Parents at 12 GCS “Launch Schools” are invited to opt-in to take a voluntary survey about their student(s). Learn more about the Postsecondary Planning System, the launch schools, instructions on how to complete the survey, and review the frequently asked questions. 

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

Through a comprehensive support system that launches in 12 schools in the spring of 2017, Guilford County Schools students will have access to the services they need to graduate from high school and be prepared for postsecondary success.

Economic Change

Businesses have good reason to start operations or relocate to Guilford 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

Postsecondary tuition can be expensive, but Say Yes Guilford’s scholarship program is designed to make college more affordable. Every eligible Guilford County Schools graduate will receive a “last dollar” tuition-only scholarship to be used toward attaining a college degree or post-secondary certificate.

About

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.