Feast on this Fun Opportunity!

What’s better than running with friends? Watching your friends run, of course! This Thanksgiving while you cheer on your fleet-footed friends, you can support Say Yes Guilford.

When you sign up to volunteer, race organizers will make a donation to Say Yes Guilford.

Guilford County Schools and Say Yes Guilford Partner to Bring more CTE Opportunities to Middle Schoolers

Exposing Guilford County Schools’ middle school students to more possibilities when it comes to their future is the driving force behind several new initiatives from Say Yes Guilford and GCS.


Christian Taylor: Say Yes Guilford Scholar

Christian Taylor was 8 years old when he brought home his first video game system and today he is attending High Point University, with a major in game design, thanks to help from Say Yes Guilford.  

Alumni For Education Podcast

William Lee Turner III “Tre”,  the son of Say Yes Guilford’s fearless leader Wendy Poteat, is also the ultimate college athlete who is currently a superstar wide receiver at Virginia Tech University. This past Guilford County alumnus has a bright future ahead and attributes his success to higher education. Tune today to find out why this successful athlete agrees that education is the key to seeing dreams come true.

Say Yes Guilford: Kindergarten to Career

Say Yes Guilford is committed to Guilford County Schools’ student success from kindergarten, to college, to career.

 We’re lifting up students; we’re growing Guilford County’s workforce.

Say Yes Guilford

Say Yes Guilford is a local education non-profit organization committed to providing access to support services and scholarships designed to prepare Guilford County Schools’ students for success in college, career, and life. Our staff, volunteers and partners are dedicated to kindergarten to career success. We use an equity-based model to provide evidenced-based, impactful, and consistent services making sure students who need the most are offered the most support from elementary school through high school and college.

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Say Yes Guilford Scholarships

Say Yes Guilford provides last-dollar tuition scholarship to eligible Guilford County Schools graduates. Since 2016 Say Yes has supported graduates from every GCS high school with millions of scholarships dollars. Seniors can register October 1 through June 1.

Say Yes Wifi Hotspot Locations

Say Yes Guilford is committed to supporting Guilford County Schools students working remotely. Dozens of Guilford County schools, libraries, parks, businesses and neighborhoods have Wi-Fi hotspots; and Say Yes Guilford has compiled a list, so families can find a location close to them.

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Classroom to Career Success is Happening in Guilford County.

In 2020-21…


88% of the 2019-20 freshman class of Say Yes Guilford scholars continued their education in the 2020-21 academic year, compared to the national average of 76%.


100% of the students participating in the HELPS program said it helped them become a better reader. 94% of those learning in person improved their oral reading fluency.

Say Yes Guilford tutors spent more than 4000 hours working one-on-one with Guilford County Schools’ students over the 2020-21 school year in an effort to combat learning loss experienced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

$36,963,199 Lifetime Say Yes Guilford Scholarship Impact since 2016.

Key Student Deadlines

October 1st

Say Yes Scholarships Opens for High School Seniors

June 1st

Say Yes Scholarship Deadline for graduating Seniors


Say Yes Guilford is committed to providing access to support services and scholarships designed to prepare Guilford County Schools’ students for success in college, career, and life.


Say Yes Guilford…


is committed to maximizing collaboration across community partners to serve all Guilford County students.


is dedicated to offering equitable supports that actively engage difference and work to eliminate barriers to opportunity.


believes every student has the potential to succeed, so equality drives our scholarship distribution process.


advocates for educational opportunities that will improve upward mobility from classroom to career.


thinks strategically to maximize impact for students and our community.

Students and Parents

Say Yes Guilford collaborates with Guilford County Schools, local organizations, businesses and foundations on a comprehensive Classroom to Career Success service continuum. Tutoring, career exploration and college access are a few of the many supports in place for students and their families.

Make a Donation to Say Yes Guilford

As a non-profit organization founded to support Guilford County Schools’ students on their path to a successful career, Say Yes Guilford depends on the community for funding.

We continue working to reach our $70 million endowment goal which will support GCS graduates on their higher education journey for generations to come. Individuals, families, businesses and foundations can support Say Yes Guilford through a gift to the scholarship endowment or by giving financial support to the many ongoing Classroom to Career programs and services Say Yes Guilford offers.