It was announced in July the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation would invest $2.9 million in to Say Yes Buffalo. One component of the funding focuses on supporting mental and behavioral health. WBFO’s Nick Lippa spoke with Say Yes Executive Director David Rust on details of how this funding can help local colleges.
WBFO's Nick Lippa spoke with Say Yes Executive Director David Rust
Say Yes Buffalo announced Thursday its first-ever funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The powerhouse foundation will invest $2.9 million over the next 22 months for the newly established Buffalo College Success Network.
The very first class of Say Yes Buffalo students to achieve four completed years of college is ready to graduate. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley met with one of the Say Yes scholars who will be graduating from Medaille College this month.
WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the very first class of Say Yes Buffalo students to complete four-years of college are ready to graduate.
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.
Say Yes Buffalo continues to grow. The college scholarship program recently delivered an update to the Board of Education and superintendent. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says Say Yes indicates the scholarship program for college is actually increasing attendance for some students.
WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports on a recent update from Say Yes Buffalo.
Say Yes Buffalo issued an update on the number of city public school students who headed to college this school year. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says the report was issued during the organization's Community Leadership Council.