Four years ago, Say Yes for Education started in Guilford County promising free college tuition to every student. Millions of dollars were raised to support the promise, but since then there have been some bumps in the road.
This week the Say Yes Guilford Board of Directors named a new Chief Executive Officer which could mean we will start to see more positive progress with the program.
Wendy Poteat will run the program beginning June 3, 2019. We spoke with her about the scholarship program’s future exclusively on the Good Morning Show.
Poteat says while there were some problems early, the program is on solid ground helping nearly a thousand students go to college last year.
“Right now the scholarship portion is running really well. There were some hiccups, but I think we’ve moved past that. The class of 2018 was the most recent class to get scholarship dollars. There were 938 students who received scholarships from Say Yes in the amount of $1.3 million dollars,” said Poteat.
Watch the full interview here.