The Say Yes Buffalo partnership is a landmark collaboration that brings together the Buffalo Public School District, the District Parent Coordinating Council, the Buffalo Teachers Federation, the Buffalo Association of Administrators and Supervisors, the City of Buffalo, Erie County, higher education and Say Yes to Education, Inc., with a diverse group of Buffalo area corporate, non-profit, and philanthropic organizations. Their mission is to increase high school and postsecondary completion rates by organizing people, time, money and resources to remove social, behavioral, health, financial and academic barriers to student achievement. Say Yes Buffalo partners believe every student can graduate high school and college when given the proper supports, resources, and opportunities.
Say Yes Buffalo provides comprehensive supports, including locally funded tuition scholarships to one of nearly 100 colleges and universities for those who meet residency, graduation and admission requirements. These supports are aligned with what research indicates is needed to enable every child in the program to achieve his or her potential.
Buffalo’s CBS affiliate — WIVB — recently ran a report that shone a positive light on graduation and college-going trends expected in the district and some of those figures are out ahead of those provided by the new school superintendent.