Say Yes Buffalo Announces Partnership With Colleges Expanding Scholarship Opportunities

August 23, 2012 Updated Aug 23, 2012 at 10:21 AM EDT

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Say Yes Buffalo Announces Partnership With Colleges Expanding Scholarship Opportunities

August 23, 2012 Updated Aug 23, 2012 at 10:21 AM EDT

NYS (WKBW/Release) - Say Yes to Education Buffalo will unveil a group of 20 private colleges who will be providing a last-dollar scholarship for all graduates of Buffalo public and charter schools, adding more collegiate and post-secondary opportunities for City of Buffalo youth. This announcement adds to a commitment previously made by all SUNY and CUNY colleges and universities. To date, the Say Yes Buffalo local partnership has raised more than $17-million to fund the scholarships. Say Yes Buffalo will present additional scholarship opportunities for graduates as well.

In support of its long-term efforts to ensure student success, Say Yes Buffalo will also announce its four-year plan to roll-out and provide a comprehensive system of support for Buffalo Public School students. These supports include the Student Success Monitoring System, which will track key student indicators such as grades and attendance to gauge individual student performance and ensure students receive targeted help. Say Yes Buffalo will partner with the District, community organizations, government agencies, private institutions and the philanthropic community to provide other needed supports as well.