A new group of Say Yes Buffalo scholars are gathering at WNED | WBFO Studios for a two-day college kick-off event. WBFO Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley says it is a chance for about 180 city students to learn more about college life.
WBFO Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley says Say Yes Buffalo gives about 180 city students a chance to learn more about college life.
For hundreds of thousands of prospective college students, the most important paperwork may be the dreaded FAFSA form, the pathway to federal financial aid. Now, a change at the Internal Revenue Service is making that process more complicated.
Not only are Buffalo students going to college through the Say Yes program, but early results show they’re staying in, too. Right now, around two-thousand graduates of Buffalo public and charter schools are in college using support from Say Yes.
The Rich Family Foundation has made a major donation to benefit education initiatives in Buffalo. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says the Foundation is donating $500,000 to the Say Yes Buffalo Scholarship Fund.
WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says the Foundation is donating $500,000 to the Say Yes Buffalo Scholarship Fund.
New numbers released by Say Yes Buffalo indicate a higher rate of students heading to college. 64 percent of Buffalo Public High School gradates from the class of 2014 enrolled in two and four-year colleges this past fall.
WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says Say Yes other cities are looking at the lessons of the local program.
Say Yes Buffalo leaders had a chance to share their story as they appeared before a national panel. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says were invited to share how the local community has worked together for the college scholarship program.
Last year was good and this year will be even better. That's the promise from the Buffalo school system which helped the college admission rate jump nine points, from 57 percent of graduates in 2012 to 66 percent last year.
Hundreds of students in the Buffalo Public School system got a holiday gift from a New York City not-for-profit foundation: they'll get free college tuition if they complete high school. Hundreds of students, teachers, parents and invited dignitaries gathered inside the Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts for a pep rally as the group Say Yes to Education made the announcement.