Buffalo Public Schools have had a low graduation rate for the last 40 years; in fact, right now, the school system only graduates about 40 percent of its students. With the new school year about to get underway in a few weeks, there is a new program in place to give some incentive to parents and high school students.

The “Say Yes to Education” program is now underway in Buffalo and is designed to bring hope and relief to a school system that is in desperate need of a spark to ignite its underachieving challenges. “Say Yes to Education” will pay for graduating students' college tuition.

High school students in the graduating class of 2013 will be the first students eligible for the tuition scholarship program, which has been in place for four years in Syracuse.

Will this program work in Buffalo?