Say Yes Guilford: Classroom to Career

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

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

Help Us Make A Difference

Say Yes believes that the moral and economic future of our nation depends on the success and well-being of all young people. Help us continue to strengthen our local economy by investing in the education of our future workforce.

Victory Drumwright: Say Yes Guilford Scholar

“Being in a single-parent household, and in a pandemic, financially it’s been really hard, so receiving this scholarship has been such a blessing to ease some of the burden of being in college, helping me pay tuition and books. It’s helped me in so many different ways.”

Alumni for Education: Rodney Dawkins

Want to keep your children excited about learning over the summer? Guilford County Schools Alum Rodney Dawson suggests planning a visit to the Greensboro History Museum. The curator of education lives by the motto made famous by former President Barack Obama, “If you think education is expensive, wait until you see how much ignorance costs.”

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. Registration has closed for the 2022-23 school year, but will reopen for 2023-24 school year in October of 2022.


Thank You To All Who Registered! 

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 classroom 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.

Our Annual Report Is Here! Check out the latest issue to read about SYG’s impact this past year.

Help Us Continue To Make A Bigger Impact Next Year


A Continuum of Educational Supports Lifts Our Whole Community

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.

$37,600,000 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.