History Of The Say Yes Program

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Each year, during summer time, the Say Yes program at Buffalo State College offers a summer program commonly known as “the Summer Say Yes Program” to many local students here at Buffalo. The program gives the opportunity to students to discover the environment of Buffalo State College as part-time job. The Say Yes program commitment to education was originally founded by the Hartford money manager George Weiss in 1987. Mr. Weiss inspiration and courage to build a Say Yes program came to him when he was sitting at a restaurant with twelve old friends students who have graduated from high school. As the Say Yes education website explains that “At the restaurant, he learned that all 12 had graduated from high school. One of the young men told him, “We could not have dropped out and looked you straight in the eye.” Inspired by these …show more content…
The program lasts four weeks, from Monday to Friday. During the first day of the program, Mr. Simmons says that students get the opportunity to introduce themselves, to meet and interact with each-others, to get aware of the rules of the program, to feel comfortable starting the program, and to get their paperwork ready for the program. The program takes place at the Classroom building, it starts at 9:00 am and finishes at 2:00 pm. The first class which is UNC 100 starts every morning from 9:00 am to 10:20 am in room C-104, and the second class ECON 100 is from 10:30 am to 11:50 am in room B-210. At 12:00 am, students have a thirty minutes “reflection time” with Mr. Simmons in room C-104, they talked mostly about what the lessons they have drawn from their classes, the day I visited the program. At 1:00 pm, it’s break! Students sometimes eat at the residential student dining room or at the student union food court. The program ends up with workshops, conference meetings, and other special events according to Mr.

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