Graduation season is upon us, and as we celebrate the more than 5000 GCS Students who will earn high school diplomas, we also celebrate the first group of Say Yes Guilford Scholars completing four-year degrees. I hope you will take a little time to read about Say Yes Guilford's first four scholars to graduate from High Point University with the links on your left.
COVID-19 continues to bring radical changes to education in Guilford County and all over the country; the repercussions will be felt for years in ways we still cannot predict. Despite the many things that have changed, students still are counting on us for guidance and support to achieve their college and career goals.
This spring Say Yes Guilford helped provide student access to needed technology, hosted webinars to help seniors with decisions about college and how to pay for it; and connected one-on-one with families to help them to make the best individual choices related to their education and career path. This summer, Say Yes Guilford will continue to support families with workshops focusing on the new social and emotional challenges facing our students, preventing summer slide in reading and math, and support for GCS graduates who are in college or recently graduated.
Say Yes Guilford is committed to driving our local economy. When we lift up our students, we inspire a new generation of dreamers and doers who will make our community stronger. An educated workforce draws employers offering good-paying jobs and investments in our cities.
We are living in a challenging time. Like other businesses and nonprofits, Say Yes Guilford has felt losses while the need for support grows. We must act urgently to ensure GCS students succeed in the classroom and are prepared for college or a career after graduation. We must support our students’ social, emotional and academic needs. We must stand by our graduates who will join our community and who will change our world.
Now is the time to support Say Yes Guilford.Please consider a donation to support scholarships and student support services. Every dollar you give impacts Guilford County Schools’ families, and will impact our workforce for decades. We are in this together, and we will get through this together.
Say Yes Guilford CEO
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High Point Enterprise: The High Point Enterprise featured Say Yes Guilford several times this spring highlighting the March Madness Competition, the successful HELPS program and a feature on GCS seniors who earned full-tuition Say Yes scholarships to High Point University.
WFMY: News 2 shared the news about the the $16,250 grant Say Yes Guilford received from the Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce.
WXII: The local television station let their viewers about Say Yes Guilford webinars and videos available at sayyesguilford.org
Yes Weekly: Yes Weekly continues to be a valuable Say Yes partner, sharing news about webinars, scholarship news and features on Say Yes Scholars like Madison Powers. Click on the photo (right) to read her story.
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