THE THIRD PROGRAM IN OUR YEAR-LONG MODEL
The Rock The Street, Wall Street Mentorship Program is designed to encourage racially diverse high school, secondary school and sixth form girls in the U.S., U.K. and Canada to take a strong interest in their personal finances and to explore the possibility of a career in the financial services industry. In the spring, we pair female students with seasoned female financial professionals.
Our spring mentorship program aims to provide positive role models, prepare students for college/university, and build key skills for career readiness. Mentors offer a firsthand insight into the professional world, guiding their proteges on savings, investments, interview skills, resume/CV preparation, professionalism, confidence-building and career interests. The overarching goal is to empower female students, encouraging them to take charge of their financial lives while gaining early access to lucrative internship and job opportunities in the financial sector.
Benefits of Mentorship:
- Boosts Self-Confidence: The mentorship journey cultivates a sense of self-assurance, fostering belief in one’s abilities and potential.
- Promotes Accountability: Mentors play a pivotal role in holding mentees accountable for their goals, ensuring progress and commitment.
- Facilitates Self-Discovery: The mentorship experience aids in uncovering individual interests and professional aspirations, guiding students towards a fulfilling career path.
- Encourages Open Communication: A mentor provides a safe space for mentees to share ideas, academic pursuits, and career goals, fostering an environment of trust and openness.
- Long-Term Guidance: Beyond immediate academic concerns, mentors offer continuous guidance as students progress through high school, secondary school, sixth form, and beyond, providing invaluable support during critical stages of their education and career development.
NATIONAL STUDENT TO MENTOR RATIO VS RTSWS
The national average of student to guidance counselors ratio is 450:1
RTSWS average of student to RTSWS mentor
ratio is 2:1
Our volunteers offer their knowledge, experience and perspective to support students in their college and professional journeys. RTSWS mentors put emphasis on the professional skills needed to create confident, accountable young women who will thrive in school and in the workplace. Students learn soft skills like effective communication, teamwork, problem-solving, adaptability and time management.