• Say Yes to Education CMSD

    Expanding Learning Opportunities and Mental Health Supports in 100+ Schools

    Say Yes to Education - Partnerships and Wraparound Prevention Services Department

    This CMSD department works with Say Yes Cleveland, an outside nonprofit organization that provides tuition scholarships to CMSD graduates and organizes community services that help our students and families overcome barriers to success. Our department oversees Out of School Time programs and fills gaps in mental health services for students, families and staff.

  • Our Purpose


    Focus on Literacy

    Say Yes Out of School Programs help students develop literacy skills in a fun, low-stress environment. The programs also celebrate racial and cultural diversity while encouraging creative expression, problem solving and courageous conversations.

    "Out of School Programs (OSP) have a unique opportunity to bolster students’ learning, develop students’ awareness of literacy as a life skill, and increase student motivation for literacy. "
    - Terri Purcell, Ph.D.
    Literacy Education, Cleveland State University


    In Practice