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.

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Check out what's new and what's happening with Say Yes Guilford.

Say Yes Guilford Rewards Five High Schools for FAFSA Completion

Say Yes Guilford honored five schools that had the greatest percentage of seniors complete the FAFSA in 2016-17 compared to the same period of time (by weeks) in the 2015-16 FAFSA completion process.

Summer Scholarship Updates

You’ve enrolled in college. What’s next?

Summer is a busy time for Say Yes Guilford scholars, 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


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.


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.