Our Mission

About Us

Say Yes to Education, Inc. is a national non-profit committed to dramatically increasing high school and college graduation rates for our nation’s inner-city youth.

We provide comprehensive supports, including the promise of a tuition scholarship, aligned with what research indicates is needed to enable every child to achieve his or her potential.

Say Yes’ promise and supports begin when a child enters kindergarten and continue through college graduation. The range of Say Yes services includes:

  • Extended day/year programming
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
  • School-day academic supports
  • Family services
  • Health care
  • Legal services

Mission Statement

The mission of Say Yes is to value and realize the potential of economically disadvantaged youth and families. Say Yes recognizes the daunting challenges faced by children living in poverty, and believes children can overcome these challenges when given significant, holistic support.

Say Yes is committed to providing this support to at-risk children and their families, enabling them to graduate from high school, accomplish post-secondary educational success, and achieve meaningful life goals, including giving back to their communities.