Rock the Street, Wall Street (RTSWS) launched a financial literacy program in Chicago at the Metro Achievement Center for girls on Thursday, March 5. The program was created by RTSWS, a non-profit with strong ties to the financial industry, to empower girls and young women with financial literacy. A combination of workshops, one-on-one mentoring, and field trips help them understand the relevance of finance in everyday life, encourage them to study math, and ultimately seek a career in the financial industry.
"I took this class because I have a bank account, and I don't even know how to use it," admitted one Metro student.
The course instructor, Case Sosnoff, an operations coordinator at tastytrade, a financial network, commended the students for choosing to take the workshop and take control over their financial security, "Managing your finances will only get harder," she said. "It's great that you are starting in high school."
Twelve Metro students signed up to participate in the four-class workshop that will teach the basics of finance. RTSWS is also working to set up a field trip at the end of the session.
For more details on Rock the Street, Wall Street click here.
To read about the final field trip to tastytrade, click here.
Thank you Kristi Ross for introducing us to Maura Cunningham and making this partnership possible.