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Say Yes To Announce New University Partners

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File photo of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. (Photo by Joe Corrigan/Getty Images for A&E)

File photo of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. (Photo by Joe Corrigan/Getty Images for A&E)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Several more colleges and universities are signing on to be part of the Say Yes to Education program best known for guaranteeing tuition for high school graduates.

Say Yes Founder George Weiss and New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand have scheduled a news conference in Washington Wednesday to name the new participants.

The non-profit Say Yes organization currently works with more than 40 private colleges and universities, including Harvard University and Notre Dame, in addition to the State University of New York.

In cities including Buffalo and Syracuse, Say Yes gives tuition scholarships for every graduate of a city school, funded primarily through donations from businesses and individuals.

The organization also provides tutoring and other academic and social supports to students before graduation.

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