The following is an excerpt from an article posted by the editorial staff at theGreensboro News & Record.
Guilford County is winding up to deliver a huge push for education. Call it Say Yes.
It might not happen. It might be too costly, too complicated, too audacious. But if Guilford is chosen to run the third major Say Yes to Education program in the country, the impact could be transformational.
Say Yes traces its origin to financier George Weiss who, in 1987, promised 100 Philadelphia sixth-graders he would pay their college expenses if they graduated from high school. The organization now works in Harlem in addition to Philadelphia and has citywide programs in Syracuse and Buffalo. It plans to add at least one community-wide chapter outside New York State this year and is looking closely at Guilford County.
You can read the full article here.