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Say Yes to Education

News Release

Say Yes Guilford Hosting Info Sessions About Task Forces

GREENSBORO, NC (May 23, 2016) – Guilford County community members who want to learn more about how they can volunteer for one of Say Yes Guilford’s task forces are invited to several upcoming information sessions. The sessions are May 26, May 31, June 2 and June 7 during the times and at the locations listed below.

The information sessions will provide a broad overview of Say Yes Guilford, its task forces, and other volunteer opportunities. The task forces will review school data, identify issues related to student performance, and recommend changes designed to influence student success. The information sessions serve as a precursor to formal half-day training sessions for task forces that will occur June 14, 16, 18 and 23 (locations and times TBA).

Say Yes Guilford Task Force Information Sessions

Thursday, May 26
6 pm
Greensboro Central Library, 219 N. Church St., Greensboro

Tuesday, May 31
7:30 am
High Point Chamber of Commerce, 1634 N. Main St., High Point

6 pm
High Point Library, 901 N. Main St., High Point

Thursday, June 2
6:30 pm
Hayes-Taylor Memorial YMCA, 2630 E. Florida St., Greensboro

Tuesday, June 7
8 am
Guilford County Schools Board Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro

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About Say Yes Guilford
Say Yes to Education Guilford was formally announced on September 17, 2015. Guilford County vied with more than two dozen mid-sized cities and counties throughout the United States to become the next community partner for Say Yes to Education, Inc., a national nonprofit based in New York. Say Yes to Education Guilford seeks to help Guilford County Schools system students get the support they need to graduate from high school and be ready for post-secondary success. This support starts with the youngest learners and continues until students graduate from college or postsecondary programs. In addition, the program provides “last-dollar” tuition and other postsecondary scholarships to eligible Guilford County Schools graduates so they can afford to complete college or a postsecondary certificate. For more information, visit www.SayYesGuilford.org.

About Say Yes National
Founded in 1987, Say Yes to Education is a nonprofit that partners with communities around the goals of every public school student not only graduating high school – but doing so prepared for a college or other postsecondary education, and with access to resources to make that education affordable. At the heart of Say Yes is a powerful incentive for families and communities: the prospect of a college scholarship, whether to an in-state public institution or one of the more than 100 private colleges and universities in the Say Yes National Higher Education Compact. Say Yes and its partners ensure that students have the support outside the classroom – tutoring; after-school and summer programs; medical care; counseling and legal help – to clear the path to academic achievement. Say Yes works with its community partners to bring together every local stakeholder – city and county government; the school district; parents; teachers; businesses; unions; philanthropic and faith-based organizations; colleges and universities – and arms that coalition with the tools to boost postsecondary participation and success. Those systems and structures enable the work of the local Say Yes partnership to go to scale and be sustained through predictable transitions in leadership, and historically unpredictable funding from state and local sources. The organization’s support services are available to nearly 140,000 public school students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Most are in communitywide chapters in Syracuse (a pilot that began in 2008) and Buffalo (2012), as well as Guilford County (Greensboro-High Point), North Carolina (2015). Say Yes, which has already begun the search for its fourth community chapter, has smaller chapters in Harlem in New York City and Philadelphia. For more information, visit www.SayYestoEducation.org

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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.