We Want to Hear From You!

We’ve been working hard to lift up GCS students since 2015. Tell us how we’re doing!

 

$8.5 Million Scholarship Impact For GCS Grads

1190 Guilford County Schools’ graduates attended college in 2020-21 with Say Yes Guilford scholarship support, an impact of more than $8.5 million. The number represents students from every GCS high school graduating between 2016 and 2020.

Congratulations on Registering with Say Yes! Now What?

Congratulations to all the Guilford County Schools seniors who completed Say Yes Guilford applications. Wondering what’s next? Check out this chart, and the FAQ’s on this video.

Makayla's Key College Concepts

Meet Makayla Key, 2020 Dudley Graduate, Morehead-Cain Scholar, Jack Kent Cooke College Scholar & 2020 Say Yes Guilford Intern.

The GCS graduate and current UNC student shares her tips for getting into and choosing the best college for you.

Say Yes Partners with NC A&T for Basketball Camp

The Aggies are offering a basketball camp to Guilford County students this summer. “It’s an opportunity to be coached by someone other than your mom or your dad, to be on a college campus around college athletes and coaches,” Coach Will Jones says.

This fall some of A&T’s players will join Say Yes Guilford in the classroom to mentor GCS students.

 

Say Yes Guilford: Kindergarten to Career

Say Yes Guilford is committed to Guilford County Schools’ student success from kindergarten, to college, to career. For our youngest students, Say Yes offers in-person and virtual tutoring in reading. Our middle schoolers are beginning to think about their future, and Say Yes helps them explore careers. And our high schoolers are preparing for independence, so Say Yes offers college exam prep, scholarship and financial aid assistance, and career counseling. 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.

Register for

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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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.

Key Student Deadlines

October 1st

Say Yes Scholarships Opens for High School Seniors

June 1st

Say Yes Scholarship Deadline for graduating Seniors

OUR MISSION

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.

OUR CORE VALUES

Say Yes Guilford…

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

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

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

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

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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 Kindergarten 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 Kindergarten to Career programs and services Say Yes Guilford offers.