Say Yes Buffalo

Say Yes Buffalo Say Yes Buffalo signals a new day and a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create a brighter future for the Western New York region through investing in the City of Buffalo’s young people.
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Say Yes Buffalo is a landmark collaboration that brings all sectors of the community together to provide holistic, year-round support to Buffalo Public School District students throughout their K-12 years and beyond. Beginning with the 2012-13 school year, Say Yes Buffalo began implementing support services to address academic, social/emotional and health needs of students in the Buffalo Public School District. Services currently available include: -Scholarships (funded by local, private sources) to attend vocational and/or 2 and 4-year colleges (scholarships are available to graduates of public and charter schools in the city of Buffalo) -Student monitoring system to ensure students are on track to thrive and successfully graduate high school Additional services are being rolled out to one-quarter of the District’s public schools each year for the next three years. These services include: -On-site Say Yes staff person (Site Facilitator) devoted to student support -After school and summer enrichment programming -College coaching -Mentoring programs -Tutoring and academic assistance -Legal assistance for families -Health and wellness supports Services will be rolled out to schools depending on what Say Yes “Cohort” they have been assigned to. Say Yes and its partners divided the Buffalo Public Schools into four Cohorts, with each including equal representation of high, mid and low performing schools. For more information about Say Yes Buffalo Scholarships and Grants, as well as when specific Say Yes Buffalo services are coming to a specific school visit our website at www.SayYesBuffalo.org.

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We've added two NEW Virtual Learning Support Center sites: Cyn’s Heavenly Angels Quality Child Care at 614 Wyoming Avenu...
11/12/2020
Virtual Learning Support Centers - Say Yes to Education - Buffalo

We've added two NEW Virtual Learning Support Center sites:

Cyn’s Heavenly Angels Quality Child Care at 614 Wyoming Avenue

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Kiddie Corner at Larkin at 685 Seneca Street.

These sites are free to most families and offer a safe place where students K-8 can do their school work during the day. Most sites still have capacity for more students. See below for all the details!

Virtual Learning Support Centers are in-person sites throughout the community designed to assist families in need of supervision, nutrition, internet connectivity, and support during this period of remote school instruction.

Looking good, gentlemen!
11/09/2020

Looking good, gentlemen!

Great day for a hike!!! #BreakingBarriers #LaddersToTheOutdoors #Hiking #YouthLeadership #ProjectPlay #Fitness #StairWork #TheGorge #WhirlpoolPark #ChangeTheNarrative

11/09/2020
Erie County, NY

There are openings in locations throughout the City of Buffalo! Go to sayyesbuffalo.org/supportcenters

Working parents deserve help. Erie County has created over 70 Virtual Learning Centers so kids can safely attend remote class while you work.

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11/02/2020

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“I think people need to recognize that Say Yes is doing a lot for the students that live here in Buffalo. It has improved the lives of so many of my classmates I went to high school with. Say Yes has helped create engineers, some of my classmates are doctors now, physician’s assistants; students that wouldn’t otherwise have had the opportunity to go to college without a program like this.”

-Sydney Favors, Hutchinson Central Technical High School and SUNY Buffalo State College alum who is now teaching social studies in Buffalo.

“I think people need to recognize that Say Yes is doing a lot for the students that live here in Buffalo. It has improve...
11/02/2020

“I think people need to recognize that Say Yes is doing a lot for the students that live here in Buffalo. It has improved the lives of so many of my classmates I went to high school with. Say Yes has helped create engineers, some of my classmates are doctors now, physician’s assistants; students that wouldn’t otherwise have had the opportunity to go to college without a program like this.”

-Sydney Favors, Hutchinson Central Technical High School and SUNY Buffalo State College alum who is now teaching social studies in Buffalo.

A big congrats to the Boys and Men of Color team, Tommy McClam and Daniel Robertson for winning 2020 Pay It Forward awar...
10/29/2020

A big congrats to the Boys and Men of Color team, Tommy McClam and Daniel Robertson for winning 2020 Pay It Forward awards from the Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative!

The CGLI recognizes Tommy and Daniel for their work to "'pay it forward' in honor of those who helped them succeed by creating a legacy of success that will encourage collective giving to support positive change in the lives of youth of color living in low-income communities."

If you'd like to attend the virtual event next week Thursday, see the link in the comments!

10/27/2020

Do you need child care during the day, a safe environment where children can receive support with remote learning, nutrition, and activities? The Live Well Erie Cares Virtual Learning Support Centers are currently around half capacity and are FREE to most Buffalo parents. Click below for more information!

https://sayyesbuffalo.org/supportcenters/

High Schools seniors! Did you know that D'Youville College was offering online classes with college transferrable credit...
10/27/2020
Jump Start | D'Youville

High Schools seniors! Did you know that D'Youville College was offering online classes with college transferrable credits for $500? Classes in English, History, Economics, and Psychology are starting this week and next. See here for more details!

Get a head start on your education this spring. Register today.

Here's some cool resources for parents of little kids! #HomeGrown
10/26/2020
Let's Take a Vote!

Here's some cool resources for parents of little kids! #HomeGrown

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If your family is struggling with remote learning, know you are not alone. Some wise words in this week's #HomeGrown blo...
10/22/2020
Say Yes HomeGrown - Say Yes to Education - Buffalo

If your family is struggling with remote learning, know you are not alone. Some wise words in this week's #HomeGrown blog:

Mental health before academic skills
Growth over grade point average
Inner peace over external pressure.

During these unprecedented times it is very important for parents to keep in mind children’s continued development while being isolated at home. That goes for not only academic development, but children’s physical and social-emotional development as well. Covid-19 has turned our world upside-dow...

Important statement regarding the Virtual Learning Support Center site: CAO NURTURE Academy at JFK Community Center.
10/19/2020

Important statement regarding the Virtual Learning Support Center site: CAO NURTURE Academy at JFK Community Center.

Statement regarding our COVID-19 health and safety protocols with regards to Virtual Learning Support Centers. Say Yes B...
10/15/2020

Statement regarding our COVID-19 health and safety protocols with regards to Virtual Learning Support Centers. Say Yes Buffalo and our community partners operating these centers aim to be as transparent as possible to keep everyone safe.

10/14/2020
Say Yes Buffalo...And Beyond Virtual Breakfast October 14, 2020 8:30AM - 9:00AM by Say Yes Buffalo

A BIG thank you to the 170 folks who joined us this morning for the Say Yes Buffalo…and Beyond breakfast. And another BIG thank you to Madison Carter and Jewell Eason for hosting, and to our sponsors Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop, G&G Empowerment Group, ABC Learn & Play, Inc., and Milk For Health. If you'd like to make a contribution to the endowment fund that has already provided tuition scholarships to over 1,000 graduates, hit us up! https://sayyesbuffalo.wedid.it/campaigns/8031

Say Yes Buffalo is a universal college scholarship promise for all Buffalo public and charter school students that provides a number of wrap-around supports for all Buffalo students and families to improve educational and economic outcomes for our area.

Thank you Milk For Health for becoming an event sponsor for next week's virtual fall breakfast: Say Yes Buffalo… and Bey...
10/09/2020
About Us | Milk For Health

Thank you Milk For Health for becoming an event sponsor for next week's virtual fall breakfast: Say Yes Buffalo… and Beyond! Thank you Milk for Health and the all the hard-working men and women in the local dairy industry1

Are you looking to find more about what Milk For Health stand for? Find everything you need to know about us here.

Are you attending the Say Yes Buffalo… and Beyond virtual fall breakfast next Wednesday? Sign up and receive coffee and ...
10/08/2020

Are you attending the Say Yes Buffalo… and Beyond virtual fall breakfast next Wednesday? Sign up and receive coffee and a snack courtesy of Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop. Thank you Tim Horton's for becoming an event sponsor!

Register for the event at https://sayyes2020.eventbrite.com

A BIG thank you to G&G Empowerment Group for being an event sponsor for our upcoming Say Yes Buffalo… And Beyond virtual...
10/08/2020
G&G Empowerment Group | Buffalo, NY

A BIG thank you to G&G Empowerment Group for being an event sponsor for our upcoming Say Yes Buffalo… And Beyond virtual fall breakfast. G&G is a Christian ministry group for young Black women that was founded by Say Yes alumna Danielle Burruss!

G&G Empowerment Group is a Christian-based ministry for young Black women between the ages of 18-26.

Are you joining us for our Say Yes Buffalo…And Beyond Virtual Fall Breakfast? Our event sponsor ABC Learn & Play, Inc. w...
10/07/2020
2020 Say Yes Buffalo… And Beyond Breakfast

Are you joining us for our Say Yes Buffalo…And Beyond Virtual Fall Breakfast? Our event sponsor ABC Learn & Play, Inc. will be there! ABC Learn and Play is a child care center in central Buffalo on Masten Ave. Thank you ABC Learn & Play for supporting the cradle to career pipeline this community is building!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-say-yes-buffalo-and-beyond-breakfast-tickets-117433010295

There has never been a more challenging time for Buffalo students. Hear about how we are supporting them, and what you can do to help.

A very useful and centering daily exercise to consider is a developing a routine of gratitude. Check out this thoughtful...
10/06/2020

A very useful and centering daily exercise to consider is a developing a routine of gratitude. Check out this thoughtful post on the #HomeGrown blog.

https://sayyesbuffalo.org/homegrown/

Virtual Saturday Academy, pumpkin spice edition. Sign up now to get the supplies for the activities!
10/06/2020

Virtual Saturday Academy, pumpkin spice edition. Sign up now to get the supplies for the activities!

HAVE YOU REGISTERED for Virtual Sat. Academy on Sat. OCTOBER 10TH?!

Www.bit.ly/communityschoolsvsa.

Few reminders: ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️

Activities you may see on Facebook live are NOT the same activities listed below. You must REGISTER to get access to the activities below.

You must REGISTER ASAP. Supplies are limited to the first 25 registrants.

Supply pickup to participate in some of the activities below are Tuesday and Wednesday THIS WEEK from 11-1pm during lunch distribution at Harvey Austin School #97.

YES, some of the supplies we are providing include pumpkins, paint, supplies to make pumpkin butter, crocheting kit and MORE!

REGISTER ASAP IN ORDER TO GET ACCESS TO SUPPLIES! Limited amount.

Great story by WGRZ - Channel 2, Buffalo about mental health challenges facing out students. Virtual mental health servi...
10/05/2020
Buffalo Public Schools is offering to help students talk about race

Great story by WGRZ - Channel 2, Buffalo about mental health challenges facing out students. Virtual mental health services are available for Buffalo students! Details in the comments.

Student support staff are available to address the concerns students have while discussing current events.

There's a lot of information on this poster, so click to enlarge or just head to sayyesbuffalo.org/supportcenters.
10/02/2020

There's a lot of information on this poster, so click to enlarge or just head to sayyesbuffalo.org/supportcenters.

Rental and mortgage assistance program begins today!
10/01/2020

Rental and mortgage assistance program begins today!

Big news!! Erie County and the City of Buffalo are providing millions of $$ in rental relief and mortgage relief to eligible residents who've had trouble paying due to COVID. Apply starting TODAY at the site below, or call 2-1-1 and they'll help you apply.
http://www.211wny.org/resources/erie-county-covid-19-rent-relief/

Please share widely! PUSH Buffalo Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. Fruit Belt Community Land Trust The Buffalo Urban League WNY Peace Center West Side Community Services Open Buffalo Ujima Say Yes Buffalo NWCP Buffalo: formerly West Side & Black Rock-Riverside NHS Belmont Housing Resources for WNY, Inc. Restore Our Community Coalition - Buffalo, NY Hamlin Park Historic District University District Community Development Association, Inc. Buffalo Niagara Community Reinvestment Coalition Western New York Law Center The Belle Center The FoundryAfrican Heritage Food Co-op African American Cultural Center Canopy of Neighbors Citizen Action of New York Cooperation Buffalo FRUIT BELT United INC, Journey's End Massachusetts Avenue Project Parent Network of WNY Buffalo Public School's Office of Parent and Family Engagement CEJ Buffalo Buffalo Transit Riders United - BTRU

10/01/2020
Say Yes Buffalo...And Beyond Virtual Breakfast October 14, 2020 8:30AM - 9:00AM by Say Yes Buffalo

We're doing what we can to meet the needs of our community, and it takes everyone's energies and every contribution to get to where we're headed. A big thank you to Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop who became a sponsor for our virtual Fall Breakfast "Say Yes Buffalo… and Beyond" on October 14. Each guest will receive a $5 Tim Horton's gift card. Please consider joining us today!

Say Yes Buffalo is a universal college scholarship promise for all Buffalo public and charter school students that provides a number of wrap-around supports for all Buffalo students and families to improve educational and economic outcomes for our area.

"We'll be meeting the needs of many different types of families," said Westside Community Services executive director Ka...
09/30/2020
Erie County, Say Yes to set up Virtual Learning hubs for hundreds of Buffalo students

"We'll be meeting the needs of many different types of families," said Westside Community Services executive director Kate Hilliman. "Families who may not have the time or the capacity to help their children learn remotely, families who need to work and don't have childcare, families who have other childcare duties and responsibilities within their own families. We are looking forward to supporting all of those families."

Families with kids in Buffalo schools will soon have an opportunity to place them in safe virtual learning environments, while solving potentially child

BPS Community Schools
09/29/2020

BPS Community Schools

Coming back in FOUR days! #CoordinatorsRock #WhatAreYouDoingSaturday #CommunitySchools

09/29/2020
Virtual Learning Support Centers - Say Yes to Education - Buffalo

Virtual Learning Support Centers are opening! Check the link below for full information. There are 40 sites on the list, with another 8 currently in pending status. Some of these sites will be open on Monday, others will open later in the month as they work to get their staffing on line. (Pro tip: many of these sites are hiring!) Contact or visit the sites directly for enrollment information and applications!
https://sayyesbuffalo.org/supportcenters/

Virtual Learning Support Centers are in-person sites throughout the community designed to assist families in need of supervision, nutrition, internet connectivity, and support during this period of remote school instruction.

09/29/2020

We will be live-streaming a press conference regarding Virtual Learning Support Centers at 1pm! Our website will be updated with Support Center contact information for enrollment immediately following the press conference! Reminder, this in-person program will be FREE to most Buffalo families.

Live Well Erie Cares Child Care Funding offering rental assistance to qualifying families impacted by the pandemic. See ...
09/28/2020

Live Well Erie Cares Child Care Funding offering rental assistance to qualifying families impacted by the pandemic. See the flyer for info, applications being accepted as of October 1! Please share!

09/28/2020

Announcement coming tomorrow afternoon regarding the opening of Virtual Learning Support Centers throughout the city, some as soon as October 5. Press conference scheduled for 1pm. Stay tuned!

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712 Main St
Buffalo, NY
14202

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We appreciate your constructive dialogue on our page; if you have a specific issue with a Say Yes Buffalo Program or team member please contact us at 716-247-5310 or email [email protected]

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

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(716) 247-5310

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Please share: Tomorrow, August 2 at 10:30am until 12:30pm the Food Bank of WNY will be distributing food to individuals and families through the community pantry program. Food will be distributed to one representative from each household. All households are eligible for this program. Food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served (FCFS) basis. This will take place at East Community High School (820 Northampton St, Buffalo, NY 14211). This is free of charge and open to the entire community. Please spread the word. All are invited and encouraged to attend.
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New Say Yes scholars encouraged to “invest” in themselves:
Thank you Say Yes for all your investments!
2017 Say Yes scholar kickoff. A great event.