• Say Yes to Education CMSD

    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



    Dr. Carol Lockhart
    Executive Director, Say Yes to Education -- Partnerships and Wraparound Prevention Programs and Services


    Rosie Larrea M.Ed
    Manager, Say Yes to Education -- Out of School Time Partnerships and Wraparound Services


    Zerrine Bailey
    Manager, Say Yes to Education -- Prevention Programs and Wraparound Services