Success Stories

Jamel McMullin


“I love Say Yes. I met some of the greatest people I’ll probably ever meet. They try to help you with everything. Every time I meet someone, they... (more)

Abdi Ali, Onondaga Community College, Class of 2013


Say Yes is the best program I have ever participated in because they don't just help high school students go to college, but they help us while we'... (more)

Tess O’Leary, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Class of 2014


"Say Yes has given me a chance to attend my top choice college. Without the presence of a significantly reduced tuition bill, I would not be able to... (more)

Cordell Grant, SUNY Cortland, Class of 2013


Throughout my high school career my parents and brothers served as an incredible support system, motivating me and pushing me to do well in my... (more)

Teneia Walker, SUNY Canton, Class of 2013


It was important for me to earn a college degree because my parents did not attend college and I wanted to make them proud and also ensure a better... (more)

Emily Nugent, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Class of 2013


I graduated from Henninger High School in 2009 ranked 9th in my class. College was always my goal, and beyond that, teaching in the Syracuse City... (more)

Thandekah Dancil, Syracuse University, Class of 2014


"At the age of 14, I was abandoned by my mother and was forced to take care of myself. From then until I was 17 years old, I moved 17 times-- from... (more)

Abbey Harrington, Syracuse University, Class of 2013


"Say Yes has made me who I am today. I never thought I would be able to attend Syracuse University. My original plan was to go to a local community... (more)

David Minney, Syracuse University, Class of 2013


“Although my father attended college later in life, I am the first person in my family to go to college directly out of high school. Because of the... (more)

Jane And Robert Toll


The success of Say Yes would not be possible without the generous support of individuals in the community, people such as Robert I. Toll and his... (more)

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