BT Public Media is Proud to Host the Say Yes Scholar Kickoff

Say Yes Buffalo is a landmark partnership that brings the Buffalo Public School District, parents, teachers, administrators, higher education, the City of Buffalo, Erie County, Say Yes to Education, Inc., and a diverse group of Buffalo area organizations together to provide holistic, year-round support to Buffalo Public School District students throughout their K-12 years and beyond. (More below)

This education-based initiative aims to provide support to public school students in the City of Buffalo. To do this, the Say Yes Buffalo partnership combines a comprehensive K-12 support system with the incentive of locally funded postsecondary Tuition Scholarships to remove the barriers (financial, academic, social and health) to college access and success for youth in the City of Buffalo.

While Buffalo students get financial help to attend college, Say Yes is more than scholarships! Say Yes Buffalo carries out its work on several fronts that affect young people and their families—academic readiness, social and emotional supports, and health and well-being.

Say Yes Buffalo’s signature event, the Say Yes Scholar Kickoff, held at Buffalo Toronto Public Media Studios each year is one of those supports beyond the scholarships. Buffalo Toronto Public Media has partnered with Say Yes Buffalo since their inaugural Scholar Kickoff in 2016. Many colleges and universities come together with Say Yes Buffalo to plan the event so students will receive the best information for their transition.

The Say Yes Buffalo Scholar Kickoff is a two-day event featuring guest speakers, workshops and panels that equip students going into college with the tools needed to make a smooth transition from high school to college! Some of the workshops include tips for time management and staying organized, budgeting and financial aid, and goal setting for success. Since the Scholar Kickoff began, hundreds of students have participated and received valuable information for college success.

If you are a Buffalo Public School senior, or you know one, check out the Say Yes Buffalo Scholar Kickoff information and register!