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Say Yes Scholar Story

“My mom started school when I was in 6 th grade. It made me so proud of her; I didn’t realize how important college was until I saw her do it.”

KAYLA BLANFORT, UNC-CHARLOTTE CLASS OF 2020

College Kickoff Webinar Series

A planning series to assist families in planning, applying and paying for college. Presented jointly by Guilford County Schools, Say Yes Guilford, CFNC and the College Advising Corps.

Say Yes Tutoring Connects Students and Helps Parents

A planning series to assist families in planning, applying and paying for college. Presented jointly by Guilford County Schools, Say Yes Guilford, CFNC and the College Advising Corps.

Community Wifi Hotspot Locations

Say Yes 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 you can find them in these locations:

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 that need the most are offered the most support from elementary school through high school and college.

Register for Say Yes Guilford Scholarships

Say Yes Guilford Scholarship Registration is open for GCS seniors!

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.

View wifi locations and resources for:

Kindergarten to Career Success is Happening in Guilford County.

In 2019-20…

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100% of elementary students participating in the HELPS program showed growth, and 67% of those students exceeded expected growth.

355 K-8 students registered for virtual tutoring with more than 100 volunteers.

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75% of Say Yes Guilford Scholars continued their college education in the 2019-2020 school year compared to a national average of 73%.

$28,521,543 Lifetime Say Yes Guilford Scholarship Impact since 2016.

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Key Student Deadlines

What does bringing Say Yes to Education Guilford mean for our students, parents, and community?

October 1st

Say Yes Guilford Scholarship Opens for High School Seniors

June 1st

Say Yes Guilford Scholarship Deadline for graduating High School Seniors

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.