News and Updates

Every day brings a new opportunity for Say Yes Guilford to create new partnerships and expand services to more families. We invite you to keep up with our services, workshops, events and successes.

Virtual and In-Person Tutoring Yields Big Gains for GCS Students

Virtual and In-Person Tutoring Yields Big Gains for GCS Students

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. They served more than 200 students at 45 elementary and 13 middle schools. Additionally, GCS high schoolers earned more than 1400 service-learning hours tutoring younger students.

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Say Yes Guilford Announces March Madness Fantastic Fourteen

Say Yes Guilford Announces March Madness Fantastic Fourteen

After two weeks of competition fourteen Guilford County Schools remain in competition for Say Yes Guilford March Madness prizes. All 28 high schools began the race for the title, each encouraging their seniors to register for Say Yes scholarships and increasing their school’s chance of moving forward in the competition.

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Role of Tutors Amid the Pandemic

Role of Tutors Amid the Pandemic

“Just to see Harper light up when we start our sessions, for her to be excited about wanting to read, for her to be excited to see that she improves on most of our sessions, that is what I’m most excited about as far as being a tutor in this program,” says Tutor Alexis Moore.

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Perfecting Your Elevator Speech

Perfecting Your Elevator Speech

Think of it this way, if you had to introduce yourself to a possible employer during the span of an elevator ride, what would you include? You would have to get to the point quickly, right? These 10 speech tips will help you write a carefully planned and prepared presentation that grabs attention and says a lot in a few words.

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Tutoring Connects Students and Helps Parents

Tutoring Connects Students and Helps Parents

By Mary Helen Jones Greensboro   |   Sep. 17, 2020 GREENSBORO, N.C. – This year has turned parents into teachers as kids go through virtual school. Sonja Thompson has twin girls in fourth grade, Katie and Kennedy. They’re enrolled in a virtual academy, but Thompson...

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Thank You to Our Donors

Thank You to Our Donors

2020 presented challenges we never expected and highlighted the work that must be done to help every Guilford County Schools' student realize his or her dreams. Say Yes Guliford is committed to lifting up every student, and we are glad you are on our team. Thanks to...

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