The New York City Harlem Chapter, founded in 2004, launched with 384 students at five elementary schools in Harlem. Currently, the majority of our students attend over 20 different middle schools in the city.
In addition to being the first chapter to implement the Student Monitoring System, Say Yes Harlem provides a range of supports to students and families, including extended day/year programming, tutoring, family outreach and support, social services, scholarships for two-year, four-year and vocational institutes to its high school graduates, parent and sibling financial assistance at two-year, four-year and vocational institutes, free legal services with a 24-hour message line and weekly office hours, and annual/biannual retreat with school staff and administration. These services help to create a positive, sustaining framework for each student's academic experience - one that encourages and rewards continued effort.
Say Yes - NYC Harlem partners include the National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, and Teaching (NCREST) and the Reading Specialist Program, Health & Behavioral Studies Department, Teachers College, Columbia University; the NYU Langone Medical Center, NYU Child Study Center; and Bingham McCutchen, international law firm.