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Say Yes to Education is great for at-risk students

I applaud the exciting financial incentive program to help motivate City of Buffalo students to graduate from high school. From what I have read, the millions in donations will be utilized for tuition payments. A certain percentage of the city’s high school students will graduate without any extra motivation – it is just a given for them and they will benefit from this generous bonus.

However, my concern lies with the at-risk students for whom graduation is not a given. They will need more than tuition aid. Say Yes to Education will provide multilevel support services – tutoring, counseling, social work for their families, etc. This holistic approach will be very advantageous to students who are least likely to graduate.

Ginger B. Maiman

Buffalo