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.

Our Story

Four leading groups in Guilford County recognized the potential for having Say Yes to Education locally — and set out to pursue a dream. That dream became reality within two years — and, as a result, will change lives for generations to come! Please click Say Yes Guilford FAQs┬áto read our FAQs document.

Our Team

A local board comprised of talented education experts will help shape guidelines on Say Yes Guilford Scholarships. This group will ensure that we maximize the potential of our program and provide the best opportunities possible for our graduates.

Say Yes National

Say Yes to Education is a nonprofit that revitalizes communities by helping them give every public high school graduate access to college or other post-secondary scholarships. Say Yes community partnerships also make available supports and services to develop the gifts and talents of each child. Visit our national site for more information on the entire Say Yes to Education community

Contact Us

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.