To find answers, News 4 went to Syracuse

Will Say Yes program benefit Buffalo?

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WIVB) – The “Say Yes to Education” program has come to Buffalo bringing hope to a beleaguered school system where only 47 percent of its high students graduate.

The promise of free college tuition for all who graduate has gotten the attention of a lot of students. But can this program really turn around a failing system? News 4 traveled to Syracuse to see how the program is working there, now in its fourth year.

With great fanfare the Say Yes to Education program was announced for Buffalo in December, its founder George Weiss offering a most incredible incentive to those who graduate, offering students free college tuition if they graduate.

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