Mentors Needed for High School Students!

In partnership with Rock The Street, Wall Street (RTS), this fall FWSF volunteers have been teaching high school students about finance and investments, including budgeting, investments and the stock market, at Woodside High School, Woodside, CA.  It is now time to plan for the winter/spring semester and additional volunteers are needed to provide mentorship to students on various topics depending upon their grade level: resume writing, use of LinkedIn, interviewing, looking for college scholarships, etc. The aim is to personalize topics based on the needs of the student.

We will plan to form pairs of volunteers with each pair covering three students over the 5 sessions on Wednesdays at 3:15 – 4:15 pm: 1/25, 2/8, 3/1, 3/15, 4/5. A volunteer is not required to sign up for all 5 classes as long as one of the pair will be present for all 5 classes and both members of the pair can cover at least one class together. For example, Volunteer A pairs up with Volunteer B and Volunteer A covers the first 3 classes and Volunteer B covers the last 3 classes (they both cover the 3rd class together). If you don't have another volunteer in mind to pair up with, no worries, we will pair you with another volunteer.

Rock the street volunteers

FWSF volunteers enjoying Session 4 at Woodside High School on October 19, 2022: Rachel Perkel, Mimi Mengis and Anne Chambers. FWSF volunteer Jennifer Lin (not shown) taught earlier sessions.

All volunteers may access the RTS Job Portal and post job openings at their firms.

To inquire about volunteering for the Spring Program or if you have any questions, please email Mimi Mengis, Co-Chair of Programs:  Volunteers are required to pass two background checks, one administered by Rock The Street, and one administered by the school district that includes fingerprints.  

Background on Rock The Street, Wall Street

At the April 6, 2022 Fireside chat between Maura Cunningham, Founder and CEO of RTS, and Melissa Maquilan Radic, President of FWSF, we learned about RTS’ global program to spark girls’ interest in finance. Recording of April 6 Fireside Chat is available to FWSF members on the FWSF website. To learn more about RTS, see link:

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