• Welcome to a new school year!

    Say Yes Cleveland is a new local organization that provides two big things for CMSD students: support services while in CMSD schools, and tuition scholarships after high school. Say Yes Cleveland began providing support services in 2019 with 16 CMSD schools and has expanded this year to a total of 69 CMSD and partner charter schools. By the year 2023, the goal is for every CMSD school to have a family support specialist.

    For current CMSD students, Say Yes Cleveland will provide important support services to help students overcome barriers and stay on-track to success. Each school's Family Support Specialist will be to help connect students and families to services like free legal assistance, food access, technology access, afterschool, summer programing and much more.

    Once students graduate from a CMSD high school, Say Yes Cleveland provides scholarships covering the cost of college or postsecondary tuition, after federal and state grants, to every eligible CMSD graduate for the next 25 years. To be eligible for a scholarship, a student must continuously reside within CMSD boundaries and be continuously enrolled in a CMSD high school from 9th grade through graduation.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Say Yes Coordinator, Termiece Gardner. She can be reached at 216-838-3434, or tgardner@sayyescleveland.org


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